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John Stamos Reveals One of His ‘Last Pictures’ with ‘Full House’ Co-Star Bob Saget

John Stamos Reveals One of His ‘Last Pictures’ with ‘Full House’ Co-Star Bob Saget

John Stamos is remembering his close friend and former Full House castmate Bob Saget as the anniversary of the comedian’s shocking death nears.

On his Instagram page, Stamos posted a photo of himself and Saget. The snapshot also includes the stars’ other co-stars Candace Cameron Bure, Dave Coulier, Andrea Barber, and Jodie Sweetin. The six pose in front of the famed Full House townhouse.

“One of the last pictures of all of us in San Fran in front of the iconic Painted Lady,” he captioned.

Bob Saget suddenly passed away on Dec. 9, 2022. The actor was traveling for a stand-up tour at the time and died in his sleep while staying at a Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, FL. An autopsy showed that he had fallen and hit his head that day. Unaware of how serious the injury was, he went to bed instead of seeking medical care. Saget was 65.

John Stamos Remembers the Moment He Learned that Bob Saget Had Died

John Stamos was one of Saget’s closest friends, and he was also one of the first to learn of the death. News of the incident leaked before authorities alerted this family, and fans started spreading rumors that reached him and Bure through the grapevine.

Stamos’ publicist, Matt Polk, heard the rumors first. Knowing Stamos was close to Saget’s family, he called and asked if he knew anything. Stamos believed his friend was a victim of the common death hoax. He sent Saget a text just to be sure. When Saget didn’t respond, he called Saget’s wife, Kelly Rizzo, but she didn’t answer either.

“‘Maybe Bob was in the same plane crash I died in,” he recalled saying to Polk, per his memoir If You Would Have Told Me. “These clowns need to get better ‘sources,’ or they’ll be out of business soon,’ I shoot back. “It’s probably bulls—!”

As time went on without word from Saget or Rizzo, Stamos started to worry. Then he began to panic after Bure sent him a text about a “weird DM” she’d gotten from a fan. He immediately called and had her read him the message. As she was doing that, Rizzo returned the call.

“When I switch callers over to Kelly, all I hear is a wailing scream,” he wrote in his memoir If You Would Have Told Me. “I hit the ground in the parking lot, and my knees slam down on the asphalt. ‘Nooooooooooooooooooooo.’”