Jimmy Kimmel was overcome with emotion when he brought up the death of his friend, Bob Saget, in his show’s opening monologue.
Jimmy Kimmel broke down in tears as he paid a moving tribute to Bob Saget in a prerecorded monologue Monday night – calling the late actor and comedian “the sweetest man” who “always got a compliment.”
“Bob was the nicest. He was the sweetest man, ”Kimmel said on his show as he choked back tears, reports the New York Post.
“I have so many wonderfully kind and supportive texts, emails and phone calls from Bob.
“He always had a compliment. He wrote to me sometimes just to tell me he loved me and I know he did it for a lot of people… He had something funny to say about everything and nothing bad to say about anyone. Never, ”said the Emmy Award-winning talk show host.
“He was so funny, and I’m not talking about Full House or America’s funniest home videos or stand-up comedies or movies, I mean funny for real,” Kimmel continued.
“Like, when you walked into a party you saw Bob and his wife, Kelly, around the corner, you go straight over to them and stay as long as you can,” he said.
“If there were people he didn’t like, he kept it to himself. He was – unlike me, he was a good person, ”he added.
Kimmel also revealed that when his son was in the hospital, Saget “checked in a lot”.
“He was very nice to everyone and he had no problem telling you that he loved you and what you meant to him,” he said.
the Jimmy Kimmel Live! the host also took the time to relate Full house the star’s fundraising efforts in the fight against scleroderma, a rare autoimmune disease that claimed the life of one of Saget’s sisters, Gay.
After being diagnosed, Saget joined the board of the Scleroderma Research Foundation, which Kimmel urged people to donate to.
The host then pulled out a copy of an email he had received from Saget, in which they were discussing their children.
“One night let’s go out and have some meat and some good drinks and talk about how lucky we are to have them,” he read in the post.
Saget was reportedly found dead in his Florida hotel room bed by a cleaning lady after missing his late check-out time.
The housekeeper made the grim discovery when she entered her room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando around 4 p.m. Sunday – an hour after the 65-year-old left, a source said. People.
The official cause of Saget’s death has not yet been determined, but investigators said they found “no signs of foul play or drug use in this case.”
Police sources said TMZ that Saget may have had a medical emergency such as a heart attack or stroke.
According to a death investigation report, the comedian was found lying on his back in bed, his left arm across his chest and his right arm resting on the bed.
Sources pointed out TMZ that the position could be consistent with the signs of a heart attack.
Authorities are also investigating Saget’s revelation on the “A Corporate Time with Tom & Dan” podcast days before his death that he had battled COVID-19, which in some cases can cause blood clots, according to the outlet.
“It’s not good, it doesn’t feel good,” he said on the show. “I don’t know if I had Delta or… I might have had a combo.” Maybe at some point they [Delta and Omicron] worked together.
The medical examiner’s office said the investigation into his death “may take up to 10 to 12 weeks.”
This article originally appeared in the NY Post and has been republished with permission.