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Pete Davidson Thanks Bob Saget For Helping Him Through 'Some Rough Mental Health Stuff' In Moving Tribute

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Actor/comedian Bob Saget—who was known for playing a beloved father on the popular 90s sitcom, Full House—died on Sunday at the age of 65.

His devastated family asked for privacy as they process their grief but encouraged fans in "remembering the love and laughter that Bob brought to the world."

Those in mourning over his sudden loss did just that, including SNL cast member, Pete Davidson.

The comedian and actor opened up about how Saget made a profound impact on his life.

Davidson, who is no longer active on social media to protect his mental health, enlisted SNL writer Dave Sirus to post Davidson's powerful tribute to Saget on his behalf.

"I don't have social media so I asked Dave if he could post this for me," wrote the 28-year-old stand-up.


"Just wanted you guys to know that Bob Saget was one of the nicest men on the planet," said Davidson.

The King Of Staten Island actor then opened up about an unpublicized incident during which Saget was there for him through a difficult time in his life.

“When I was younger and several times throughout our friendship he helped me get through some rough mental health stuff."
“He stayed on the phone with my mom for hours trying to help in [any way] he can – connecting us with doctors and new things we can try. He would check in on me and make sure I was okay."

Davidson concluded the remembrance with:

"I love you Bob it was an honor to know you."
"Thank you for your kindness and friendship. My condolences to the family."

People expressed their appreciation to Sirus for relaying Davidson's message.


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More love for Davidson and condolences to Saget continued over on Twitter.





In 2018 after his highly publicized breakup with pop star Arianna Grande, Davidson opened up about the detrimental effects social media engagement had on his mental health.

"I’ve been getting online bullied and in public by people for 9 months. I’ve spoken about [borderline personality disorder] and being suicidal publicly only in the hopes that it will help bring awareness and help kids like myself who don’t want to be on this earth," he wrote in his heartbreaking Instagram post.

"I just want you guys to know. No matter how hard the internet or anyone tries to make me kill myself. I won’t."
"I’m upset I even have to say this. To all those holding me down and seeing this for what it is – I see you and I love you.”


Bob Saget had been on the road for his comedy tour with performances scheduled through June. He was performing in Jacksonville, Florida, on the night before his death.

According to a report from the Orange County Sheriff's Office, Saget was found unresponsive by a housekeeper in a Ritz-Carlton hotel room in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The manner and cause of death are yet to be determined by the medical examiner, "which may take up to 10-12 weeks to complete."

The Orange County Medical Examiner's Office has ruled out drugs or foul play in Saget's case after an autopsy, according to their statement.

The comedian's commercial breakthrough was for his portrayal of Danny Tanner, the widowed father of three girls on Full House, which ran from 1987 to 1995.

The show was revisited with a Netflix sequel to the series, Fuller House, which ran from 2016 to 2020.