Gilbert Gottfried is remembering his friend Bob Saget and the final conversation he had with the actor-comedian before his death.
Gottfried said he talked with Saget just days before he died on Sunday in Florida, and the first thing that comes to his mind when recalling his friend’s personality is how “funny, quick, and nice” of a guy he was.
“It was just a typical fun, craziness. We just say outrageous stuff. We make each other laugh. It’s like there was nothing that was any different than any other time,” Gottfried recalled of his final conversation with Saget on the “Hollywood Raw” podcast.
Gottfried added that Saget discussed how he was “looking forward to going back on the road.”
VIDEOS AFTER DARK – Bob Saget is the host of ABC’s “Videos After Dark.” () (ABC/Craig Sjodin)
Saget was found dead in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office confirmed. He was 65. Hours before his passing, Saget performed standup at Ponte Vedra and reflected on the thrill of being back on the road in a final Twitter post.
“Loved tonight’s show @PV_ConcertHall in Jacksonville. Appreciative audience,” Saget wrote alongside a picture of himself. “Thanks again to @RealTimWilkins for opening.”
Gottfried said Saget was the “same guy he’s always been” in their final conversation.
“Always cracking jokes. The minute either one of us started talking seriously we’d come in with a totally bad taste joke,” Gottfried added.
Aubrey Saget, Mary-Kate Olsen, comedian Bob Saget and Ashley Olsen attend Stand Up For Scleroderma at Carolines On Broadway on November 8, 2010 in New York, City. (Shawn Ehlers/WireImage for The Scleroderma Research Foundation)
Gottfried, who is 66, said when he learns of sudden deaths in the entertainment industry, his first thought is if drugs or alcohol played a role.
“Whenever I hear about somebody’s death I always think well ok, were they on drugs? Were they drinking? Were they way overweight or out of shape? Then you find out, no, none of those are true. You want to feel safe. You want to go, ‘Oh, ok he was shooting heroin. I don’t do that.’ No, he was never someone ever I knew to be on drugs or drinking or any of that,” Gottfried said.
Gottfried revealed that comedian Jeff Ross called and broke the news to him about Saget’s death. At first, he thought it was a joke.
“I thought, oh, this is a lead in to a sick joke, so I wanted to hear the punchline. I go, ‘Ok.’ And then I find out no, there’s no punchline to this, and it’s actually true,” he added.
Comedian Gilbert Gottfried detailed his final conversation with Bob Saget. (Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Authorities in Florida confirmed Monday that an autopsy into the death of the comedy and television great was completed.
“An autopsy was performed this morning on Robert Lane Saget. Mr. Saget is a 65-year-old male, who was found unresponsive in his hotel room,” Joshua Stephany, the chief medical examiner of Orange and Osceola Counties, said in a press release obtained by Fox News Digital.
“The cause and manner of death are pending further studies and investigation,” Stephany said. “At this time, there is no evidence of drug use or foul play.”
“Our condolences go out to Mr. Saget’s loved ones during this difficult time,” the statement concluded, noting that a final report still needs to be completed.
A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office previously told Fox News Digital that deputies responded to a call at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando just after 4 p.m and found Saget unresponsive in a hotel room and was pronounced dead on the scene. The Orange County Fire Rescue Department also responded to the call.
From l-r: Jodie Sweetin as Stephanie Tanner, Bob Saget as Danny Tanner, Mary-Kate or Ashley Olsen as Michelle Tanner and Candace Cameron Bure as D.J. Tanner in “Full House.” (ABC Photo Archives/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images)
“We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today,” the Saget family said of the comedian who played Danny Tanner in “Full House” and “Fuller House” in a statement.
“He was everything to us and we want you to know how much he loved his fans, performing live and bringing people from all walks of life together with laughter,” the statement said.
Fox News’ Tyler McCarthy contributed to this report.