Bob Saget’s acts of kindness have been flooding the internet since his unexpected death on Sunday at the age of 65, and Ben Stiller’s family have one to share, too.
the Zoolander The actor is the son of comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara and said Saget hosted his mother’s memorial in 2015. His sister, Amy Stiller, explained how it happened, recalled how much Saget was “perfect and handsome” in the role and called the late one Full house star “a mensch – 200 percent.”
“This is a photo of Bob Saget opening the memorial / tribute to my mother Anne Meara on October 20, 2015,” Amy, an actress, wrote on Instagram. “We chose Bob to ‘start the show’ (and believe me my mother’s memorial was a ‘show’, a beautiful, moving and funny show – thanks to my brother Ben’s transparent leadership)” because he and Anne worked together in a 1997 TV movie which he directed titled Jitters and “got along well” that they “became messenger buddies”.
Amy said their mother and Saget “adore each other” and share “a very special connection”.
At the head of the Meara memorial, Saget “had tears in his eyes that day and such a heart,” Amy remembers. “He had lost his mother,” Rosalyn to abdominal cancer in 2014, “whom he was close to shortly before we lost ours. I really didn’t know him that well, if at all. He didn’t know him well. was touching, kind and genuine. I remember how sad his eyes were not only for our loss, but for his. “
Amy added that Saget “reached out so soulfully” to the Stillers when Seinfeld alum Jerry died in 2020.
“One mensch – 200 percent,” she said of Saget. “You could see it in those puppy eyes.”
Amy concluded that she hoped Anne would guide Saget “wherever you are” and that he was “joined with your own mom … Thank you for your laughter and” performance “at my mom’s tribute. You were perfect and beautiful. We love you. Rest in laughter and heart and if you have any special powers anywhere with Anne, please send us good vibes on planet earth. “
Ben wrote: “We loved Bob Saget” and sent love to the comic’s wife, Kelly Rizzo, and his three grown daughters from his first marriage.
Saget was found dead Sunday in his Ritz-Carlton Orlando hotel room. The day before he performed a two-hour comedy show in Jacksonville and felt so good to be back on the road on a stand-up.
“I’m back in comedy like I was when I was 26,” he wrote in his last social media post early Sunday morning.
Saget spoke with his wife after her show, but she was concerned when she didn’t hear from him until her flight back to California. Hotel security performed a wellness check around 4 p.m., entered the dark room, and found an unconscious Saget in bed. He was pronounced dead on the spot. Detectives found no evidence of foul play and no drugs. The coroner performed an autopsy on Monday with no obvious signs of drug use and further tests will be done with results expected in 10 to 12 weeks.