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Bob Saget’s Widow Gives Advice to ‘Friends’ Cast After Matthew Perry’s Death

Bob Saget’s Widow Gives Advice to ‘Friends’ Cast After Matthew Perry’s Death

Weeks after the unexpected death of Matthew Perry, Bob Saget’s widow, Kelly Rizzo, shares some advice for the Friends cast as they grieve the late actor.

Speaking to Page Six about Perry’s passing, Rizzo shared she has an idea of how the Friends castmates are feeling right now. “I would just say that you know, hold on to each other,” she explained. “And be appreciative of the fact that you have such amazing people that that you’re surrounded by.”

Bob Saget’s widow further stated that she notices “parallels” between the Friends castmates and the Full House cast. “I’m sure that they’re really going through it right now,” she continued. “Because the Full House cast did the same. Like they were really a family, and the Friends cast, from what I know was like really, really, truly a family as well.” 

Rizzo also said she can imagine the Friends castmates are comforting each other during this difficult time. “I know that’s what helped me get through it,” she added about her own experience. 

Bob Saget passed away in January 2022. He was found in a Florida hotel room hours after one of his stand-up comedy performances. His autopsy revealed that he had blunt head trauma from an accidental blow to the back of his head, which led to him suffering from both a subdural hematoma and subarachnoid hemorrhage. 

Meanwhile, Matthew Perry’s death was originally ruled as accidental drowning. The Friends actor was discovered in a jacuzzi at his LA home on Oct. 28. His autopsy release is currently pending due to a toxicology report.

Bob Saget’s Widow Explains How the ‘Full House’ Cast Comforted Her Following  Her Husband’s Sudden Death

Along with discussing Matthew Perry’s death, Kelly Rizzo opened up about how the Full House cast came together to comfort her following the death of Bob Saget. 

“They were so tremendous in helping me get through it,“ Rizzo explained. She then pointed out that the Friends cast will more than likely have the same experience. “I’m assuming it’s the same with them.”

Speaking about keeping Bob Saget’s legacy alive, Rizzo said it hasn’t been difficult. “Nobody has forgotten Bob yet, and I don’t think [they] ever will,” she declared. “It’s been so special to see all the continued love for Bob.”

Rizzo went on to add that the support she received even pushed her to do new things after Bob Saget died. She ended up joining Fox’s Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test. “At the time [of filming], it was like a year-and-a-half since losing Bob,” she recalled. “Everyone was telling me all the time, like, ‘You’re so strong, you’re so strong, you’re so strong,’ and I didn’t feel strong. I just was like, ‘I’m just doing what I need to do, which just living life.’”