Bob Saget’s wife Kelly Rizzo says she’s ‘completely shattered and in disbelief’ following actor’s tragic death at 65
Bob Saget‘s widow Kelly Rizzo said she’s ‘completely shattered and in disbelief’ following the actor’s tragic death at the age of 65.
‘My whole heart,’ Rizzo told People in a statement on Monday. ‘Bob was my absolute everything. I am so completely shattered and in disbelief. I am so deeply touched by the outpouring of love and tribute from our friends, family, his fans and his peers.’
She continued: ‘When the time is right and when this news is not as raw, I look forward to sharing more of Bob with the world. Sharing how much he meant to me, all of those around him, and how much all of his fans and friends meant to him as well. Thank you for respecting my privacy at this time.’
The latest: Bob Saget’s widow Kelly Rizzo said she’s ‘completely shattered and in disbelief’ following the actor’s tragic death at the age of 65. The couple was snapped last June in NYC
A source previously told the outlet Monday that Rizzo was ‘is in shock and processing everything’ in the wake of her spouse’s sudden passing.
The Full House star and comedian was found dead Sunday in a Ritz-Carlton hotel room in Orlando, Florida, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said. He had performed a two-hour show Saturday at Jacksonville’s Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on his I Don’t Do Negative Comedy Tour.
Saget and Rizzo, who is a food blogger, initially met through friends Katie Killean and George Shapiro in 2015.
They married in October of 2018 in Santa Monica, California at the luxury hotel Shutters on the Beach with Saget’s friend, actor Jonathan Silverman, presiding over the ceremony.
Saget’s Full House costars John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Lori Loughlin, Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber were among those in attendance. The wedding also included a performance by singer John Mayer of the song A Face to Call Home.
The nuptials came less than a year after they revealed they were engaged in November of 2017.
Saget told People of his proposal: ‘I got up to go to the restroom, and I opened the safe and I took out a ring that I had been hiding for four days and I got on one knee.
‘And she said ‘What are you doing?’ She got very emotional, and so did I. I tried to put it in words that make sense. I adore her. She’s fantastic and I’m a very lucky man.’
Rizzo last month took to Instagram with a shot of the couple’s Christmas celebration.
‘Merry Christmas Eve everyone!’ she said. ‘So happy to spend my very first Christmas with @bobsaget (even though we’ve been married over 3 years!) because he’s finally in Chicago for the holidays!’
In commemorating their three-year wedding anniversary, Rizzo said in an October post, ‘Happy 3 year anniversary!! Time flies with you! Doesn’t feel a day over 2 years 10 months. Love you @bobsaget, Thank you for being the most wonderful husband!’
Saget was past married to Sherri Kramer from 1982 until 1997, and they were parents to three daughters, Aubrey, 34, Lara, 32, and Jennifer, 29.
Orange and Osceola Counties Chief Medical Examiner Joshua Stephany on Monday said in a news release stating that ‘there is no evidence of drug use or foul play’ in Saget’s death following his autopsy.
‘The cause and manner of death are pending further studies and investigation which may take up to 10-12 weeks to complete,’ said Stephany. ‘Our condolences go out to Mr. Saget’s loved ones during this difficult time.’