‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ pays touching tribute to late host Bob Saget: ‘A family member’ – USA TODAY

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“America’s Funniest Home Videos” has paid moving tribute to beloved original host, Bob Saget.

During Sunday’s broadcast of the long-running ABC show, host Alfonso Ribeiro remembered Saget as a member of the show’s “family.” Saget, 65, died Jan. 9, prompting global mourning from fans who loved the comedian as widowed father Danny Tanner on “Full House” and as the “AFV” host from 1989 to 1997. 

“As you’ve heard, the world lost a legend last week, and ‘AFV’ lost a family member,” Ribeiro said in the TV tribute. “Bob Saget is synonymous with ‘AFV’ to this day, and this show wouldn’t have been the same without his unique sense of humor. It’s been my honor to continue carrying the torch Bob so brightly lit.”

Naturally, there was a funny video.

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Ribeiro introduced a look-back montage of “Bob being Bob,” featuring Saget in some of his zanier moments of physical comedy on the show. An interview section from the show’s 20th-anniversary special featured Saget discussing his five voice-over personalities with then-host Tom Bergeron.

After listing four of his voice-overs, Saget remembered his fifth, “I guess it’s ‘Oh, I’m beautiful,” Saget said in a goofy voice, causing Bergeron to crack up. 

“AFV” paid further tribute to Saget when posting the video on the official YouTube channel, writing:

  • “Bob was the backbone of a TV show that has gone on to entertain not only America, but the world. Bob made us smile, he made us laugh out loud and, often times, he would make us giggle. A comedy legend. A kind soul. Our dear friend. We will miss you, Bob. ❤”

Ribeiro, 50, had previously posted his own tribute to Saget on Instagram, writing, “He was amazing. There’s no AFV without Bob. RIP Bob. We will all miss you.”

Bergeron, 66, posted an Instagram tribute as well, recalling when he asked Saget to appear on his final “AFV” show.

“Without hesitation he said yes,” Bergeron wrote. “I’ll always be grateful for that. And for our friendship. #RIP.”

Friends and family gathered Friday for an intimate service in Los Angeles to pay their last respects in person. “Full House” stars John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweeten, and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen arrived dressed in black. Dave Chappelle, Jimmy Kimmel, John Mayer and Chris Rock also attended.

Wife Kelly Rizzo posted an emotional remembrance to Saget on Saturday.

“My sweet husband,” Rizzo wrote on Instagram. “After much reflection this week, I’m trying, really trying, to not think I was robbed of time. But instead to think: How lucky was I that I got to be the one to be married to THE MOST INCREDIBLE MAN ON EARTH.”

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Saget was found dead in his hotel room bed at Orlando’s Ritz-Carlton last Sunday. The comedian had been traveling the country with the “I Don’t Do Negative” tour and performed a two-hour set in Jacksonville, Florida, the night before his death.

The Orange County Medical Examiner’s office said in a statement Monday that an autopsy had been completed on Saget, with no “evidence of drug use or foul play.” The cause and manner of death are “pending further studies and investigation, which may take up to 10-12 weeks to complete,” according to the statement.