Jimmy Kimmel has released an emotional tribute to Bob Saget.
Comedian and late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel shared a tribute to honor his friend and fellow comedian Bob Saget, who passed away suddenly at the start of this week.
Saget was only 65 and his passing was unexpected, though police do not suspect foul play or drug use to be related to Saget's cause of death.
All of Hollywood has been in mourning for the beloved actor, who was most known as single father Danny Tanner in the hit 90s sitcom Full House and the recent reboot Fuller House.
In addition to his iconic acting role as the gentle father Danny Tanner, Saget was also an accomplished comedian, whose material often struck viewers as risqué and controversial.
Saget's co-stars, including Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen as well as John Stamos, have been singing Saget's praises since the tragic news of his passing broke on Sunday.
Kimmel and Saget had been long-time friends, so when Kimmel recorded a tribute for Saget he was, understandably, quite emotional.
Watch the video here:
Jimmy\u2019s tribute to the great @BobSaget\u2026pic.twitter.com/50eUj9MVhV— Jimmy Kimmel Live (@Jimmy Kimmel Live) 1641873433
At one point during the video, Kimmel, with tears in his eyes, said:
“I’m sorry, I taped this like 14 times."
Kimmel went on to describe his late friend in one word: sweet.
“Bob was the sweetest, he was the sweetest man, and the reason people wrote that is because it’s true."
Twitter is sympathizing with Kimmel over Saget's passing.
Slayed... he was the sweetest man. In the two years I worked on the Full House set Bob never said an unkind word.https://twitter.com/JimmyKimmelLive/status/1480750622114648065\u00a0\u2026— Ariaa Jaeger (@Ariaa Jaeger) 1641880785
I send my love and condolences to everyone in Mr Saget\u2019s life and @JimmyKimmelLive I appreciate you grieving out loud, hard as that may have been. I cried with you and I\u2019m sorry for your loss https://twitter.com/jimmykimmellive/status/1480750622114648065\u00a0\u2026— Claudia Black (@Claudia Black) 1641940133
Wow. Lovely tribute. My heart goes out to you and all who hold Bob dear, Jimmy.— Be A King (@Be A King) 1641881619
Very movinghttps://twitter.com/JimmyKimmelLive/status/1480750622114648065\u00a0\u2026— Sarah Spain (@Sarah Spain) 1641880042
Jimmy, thank you for sharing your beautiful & touching memories of Bob Saget. Was crying with you.— Meanwhile... (@Meanwhile...) 1641889767
Thank you. If Bob Saget left you with anything, you put in on display tonight. Love is never ashamed. Cheers.— Benny Lorenzo (@Benny Lorenzo) 1641873948
Thank you for sharing your thoughts & for displaying your unguarded grief. Men in our society are usually too afraid to reveal emotions & you are helping others to allow themselves to reveal, & to feel, emotions. And you are a good man.— Kathleen Cunningham (@Kathleen Cunningham) 1641882906
I appreciate the compassion you put into those who you love and those who might be hurting. Don\u2019t fool yourself, you are also a good guy.— Olivia Fee (@Olivia Fee) 1641874411
Jimmy Kimmel gets choked up talking about his friend Bob Saget and, by gahhdd, you might, too. This is reallllly nice.https://twitter.com/JimmyKimmelLive/status/1480750622114648065\u00a0\u2026— Ben McLean (@Ben McLean) 1641902992
What a beautiful tribute to a good man. Thanks for being real @jimmykimmel— Candy Mullen (@Candy Mullen) 1641876055
Kimmel also said that Saget was the kind of person who always had something nice to say about everyone he met.
“He had something funny to say about everything and nothing bad to say about anyone. Never."
"If there were people he didn’t like, he kept it to himself."
Kimmel then added:
“Unlike me, he was a good person.”