Bob Saget’s wife Kelly Rizzo sobs during speech at star’s packed house funeral

BOB Saget’s wife Kelly Rizzo sobbed during her speech at the late comic’s funeral as more than a hundred guests spilled out onto the lawn at the service in Los Angeles.

The Full House alum, 65, passed away on Sunday in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Grande Lakes, Florida, following two sold out shows.

Friends and family attended Bob Saget's funeral

Friends and family attended Bob Saget’s funeralCredit: Coleman-Rayner
The late star's wife Kelly Rizzo was just one of the many guests that attended the service

The late star’s wife Kelly Rizzo was just one of the many guests that attended the serviceCredit: Coleman-Rayner

His cause of death is yet to be confirmed but he is believed to have died peacefully in his sleep.

Family and friends gathered to say their goodbyes to the legendary star at a moving service “full of laughs” held at Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries at the Tanach Chapel.

He was transported to the cemetery in a blue Chevrolet hearse.

Aside from his family, dozens notable faces attended the service including comedian Mike Binder, singer John Mayer, comedian Jeffrey Ross, Full House co-star John Stamos and his wife, and Candace Cameron, as well as Jodie Sweetin.

Judd Apatow, Marc Maron, Jimmy Kimmel, Dave Chappelle, Kathy Griffin, Chris Rock, and Seth Green were also among the high profile guests who attended the service.

According to a source, Kelly gave a moving speech full of laughs as she called Bob “Batman” and described her late husband as her hero.

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Kelly also said she was honored to be his wife and that he was her biggest cooking critic but greatest supporter, the insider revealed.

“She also joked about how he didn’t exactly know what she did for a living, she was very composed and had mourners laughing, but broke down in tears towards the end as she expressed her love for Bob,” the source said.

Disney’s Paul Pressler also spoke at the service, according to the source, as he called the America’s Funniest Home Videos host his “brother” in a sweary speech as he explained what Bob had taught him over the years.

Bob’s daughters with ex-wife Sherri Kramer, also spoke moving their about their beloved father at the service, along with other close friends.

Previously, loved ones poured into the home Bob and Kelly shared in Brentwood, Los Angeles, leading up to his death.

The Sheriff’s Department and fire department responded to his hotel in Orlando around 4pm on January 9 after Bob was found in his room by hotel security.

He was pronounced dead at the scene but the circumstances of his death are unknown at this time.

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The star’s death was confirmed by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

“Earlier today, deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for a call about an unresponsive man in a hotel room,” the office tweeted at the time.

They added: “The man was identified as Robert Saget & pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case.”


Bob’s family would soon share a statement to Us Weekly: “We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today.

“He was everything to us and we want you to know how much he loved his fans, performing live and bringing people from all walks of life together with laughter.”

Bob tied the knot with his wife Kelly in 2018, although they did not have any kids together.

The comedian shared twins Aubrey and Lara Melanie, born in 1987, and daughter Jennifer Belle, was born in 1992, with his first wife, and high school sweetheart, Sherri Kramer.

Bob had been touring the country recently, coming to multiple locations in Florida. He was doing a show in Jacksonville Saturday night, staying until early Sunday morning.

“Loved tonight’s show @PV_ConcertHall in Jacksonville. Appreciative audience. Thanks again to @RealTimWilkins for opening,” tweeted Bob around 3 in the morning on Sunday.


Sources previously exclusively told The Sun: “Bob was in great spirits the days before, performing sold out comedy shows in Florida.

“You can see from his Instagram posts following the show what a blast he had on stage and how excited he was to be back on the comedy tour circuit.”

The insider then spoke about how Kelly is “so appreciative and touched by all of the support, media tributes, fan response, and messages from close friends and family.”

The source added: “She is still numb, as this has happened less than 24 hours ago, so she needs time to process this, and will speak out when she has had some time to properly grieve.

“It is truly devastating.”

Bob reportedly made his final phone call to Kelly before “dying in his sleep without suffering.”

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