Today host David Campbell shares tribute to 'charming' Bob Saget
Today Extra host David Campbell has shared a tribute to Bob Saget, after the Full House star was found dead at the age of 65 this week.
"I was so excited and nervous to interview Bob Saget on the show," David wrote on Instagram, sharing a photo of himself with Bob Saget and fellow Today host at the time Sonia Kruger.
"I needn’t had been nervous. He was charming and generous every time we spoke. He stayed in touch once and a while through socials and made you feel like a friend. We spoke again late last year," he continued.
"Sometimes stars are so down to Earth, you forget how many people they touched just by saying hi. Bob was one of those. My kids are now watching Fuller House.
"Thanks for giving us joy Bob. RIP."
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Along with his iconic near 10-year role on Full House, Bob Saget also hosted America's Funniest Home Videos from 1989 to '97 and made a name for himself with his raunchy brand of standup comedy.
In a tweet on Monday morning, Orange County Sheriff's Office confirmed the star had passed away on Sunday, January 9 (local time) at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Orlando, Florida.
Fellow Channel Nine star Sylvia Jeffereys commented on David's post, also sharing her shock at the tragic news.
"Oh no, this is so sad. Such a kind and generous, approachable man. May he Rest In Peace," she wrote.
Tributes have been floodin social media since news of Bob Saget's death was confirmed.
"I am broken. I am gutted. I am in complete and utter shock. I will never ever have another friend like him. I love you so much Bobby," John Stamos tweeted in a heartfelt tribute to his former Full House co-star.
Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen also shared a rare public statement revealing they were “deeply saddened”.
"Bob was the most loving, compassionate and generous man. We are deeply saddened that he is no longer with us but know that he will continue to be by our side to guide us as gracefully as he always has,” they said.
Meanwhile, new details surrounding Bob Saget's death have been revealed after an autopsy was completed.
Orange and Osceola Counties chief medical examiner Joshua Stephany told Yahoo Entertainment Saget was "was found unresponsive in his hotel room".
"The cause and manner of death are pending further studies and investigation which may take up to 10-12 weeks to complete," he added.
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