Bob Saget Made Comments About ‘Mortality’ In One Of His Final Interviews
Months before his untimely death, in one of his final interviews, Bob Saget made some surprising comments about "mortality."
The world was shocked when the former “Full House” star Bob Saget died suddenly at the age of 65 back in January after suffering head trauma from a fall in a hotel room.
It has since been revealed that in one of his final interviews just eight months before his death, Saget made some insightful comments about his own mortality.
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Saget Talks About ‘Mortality’
While appearing on the “Til This Day with Radio Rahim” podcast in May of last year, Saget opened up about how the loss of multiple loved ones helped him to “grow.”
“I’m proud of myself because I’m onto a new thing,” Saget said. “At 65, I’m different than I was. We’re all rethinking what we said 20 years ago, 10 years ago, four years ago. I’m not even rethinking it, I just don’t have the same way of doing humor or conversation.”
“I guess therapy, having three kids, watching people pass away in the past few years, mortality, all that stuff has fortunately changed me,” he continued. “My kids tell me, ‘Dad, you’re different. It’s so nice to watch you grow.'”
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Saget Inspired By His Dad
Later in the interview, Saget talked about how he was inspired by the way his father dealt with the deaths of family members.
“I was 9, and we had so many deaths growing up that my dad would just, instill [having fun] in me — he didn’t teach it to me. I just saw, hey, he reacted,” Saget explained. “He buried four brothers and a sister in his life. He buried all his siblings. I helped him write the speech at 3:30 in the morning in Philly.”
“I said, ‘It’s going to be the shortest funeral of your life, Dad. You’re 85 and I’m not putting you through this anymore,'” he added. “And his brother passed away and he lived to about 78, which was longer than any of the others. They died at like 40, 37, really weird heart attacks, so I have a heart doctor as my [general practitioner]. And my dad wrote a speech, we did it together.”
Saget went on to say that his dad gave “the best speech,” and the way that he delivered it was particularly powerful.
“You talk present day on people when they’re gone,” Saget said. “He gave the best speech … he wrote it, but I just moved things around like you do for people, especially when they’re grieving. And his ending was something like, ‘I’ll see you in 30 years, Joe.’ And it’s good to close with something sweet that makes people feel the love.”
Check out this full podcast appearance in the video below.
Saget Deals With Deaths
Saget also said that he leaned into the arts as a way to handle all of the deaths he was hit with.
“[The deaths] started when I was, like, 7 and then every two years somebody died,” he recalled. “[I had] a cousin die — she died at 23 of cancer after giving birth to her child — and then a lot of cousins went through a lot of hardship, so I was like 9, 10, 11, 12, 14. It was a lot. And then I lost both my sisters.”
“There’s so much pain, and my parents couldn’t deal with it,” Saget continued. “And every time they finally started to try to regroup, something else terrible happened. And then one of my sisters [Gay] got this disease Scleroderma in 1994.”
Saget later made a television movie about this disease, basing it loosely on his sister’s life.
“I was working with ABC, so they let me make this TV movie with Dana Delaney starring in it, playing my sister,” he explained. “I’ve done over 30 years of benefits and we’ve raised over $50 million for the Scleroderma Research Foundation. It affects mostly women and you can die from your lungs, pulmonary hypertension. This is an autoimmune and vascular disease, but it’s more prevalent than you would think.”
Saget was tragically found dead on what would have been Gay’s 75th birthday. While he is dearly missed, it’s comforting to know that Saget has been reunited with many of his loved ones in Heaven.