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Who attended Bob Saget’s funeral? Wife Kelly Rizzo says goodbye in tears

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The beloved ‘Full House’ star was buried at Mount Sinai Memorial Park, while the funeral was attended by a large crowd of comedians and actors

Popular comedian and actor Bob Saget was buried on January 14, 2022 in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Mount Sinai Memorial Park. The funeral was attended by over 100 guests, including many notable comedians and actors who came to pay their last respects to the ‘Full House’ star, who died in a Florida hotel room on January 9.

As we reported, the comedian was found dead in his room in Orlando shortly after his performance in Jacksonville. He is believed to have died of a heart attack after police ruled out third-party debt and drugs. Days later, Saget’s daughter revealed the final text he sent her just before he took to the stage to perform. In the days that followed, tributes poured in for Saget as many comedians mourned the man whose influence on comedy cannot be forgotten.

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Who attended Saget’s funeral?

A Jewish service was reportedly held for Saget, with a large number of guests joining his widow, Kelly Rizzo, in mourning and celebrating the man who had changed comedy. The roster of contestants is a true testament to Saget’s influence and popularity in comedy and popular culture.

Photos taken from the service show several close people serving as pallbearers namely – Jeff Ross, John Mayer, John Stamos, Norman Lear, Dave Coulier, Judd Apatow, Ted Sarandos and Steve Hale. Saget’s three daughters from Full House, Candace Cameron Bure, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (Marvel star Elizabeth Olsen’s twins) also attended the funeral. Co-star Jodie Sweetin was also in attendance.

Comedians Jimmy Kemmel, Jeff Ross, Marc Maron and Dave Chapell were also snapped at the funeral, which was perhaps unsurprising given Chappel’s public mourning at not being able to respond to Saget’s last text to him. Also snapped at the funeral was director Mike Binder, a longtime friend of Saget’s who had known the comedian since his early 20s. A host of other friends were also seen as attendees filled the memorial hall, although Saget’s family said it would be a small affair.

The Daily Mail reported that mourners first gathered at Saget’s Brentwood home before driving a fleet of cars to the iconic venue, followed by an evening reception at Jeff Franklin’s Benedict Canyon home. Full House creator Franklin credited Saget to E! Messages. Saget’s widow also opened up about losing her husband for the first time, telling Page Six, “I’m so completely devastated and in disbelief. I am so touched by the love and tribute of our friends, family, his fans and his colleagues.”

Saget was buried alongside some of Hollywood’s most famous names such as Carrie Fisher, Bette Davis, Stan Laurel and Buster Keaton. His unexpected death comes amid a highly anticipated cross-country tour, which he embarked on in September 2021. On the night of his death he had just performed at Florida’s Ponte Vedra Concert Hall in Jacksonville. An official cause of death has not yet been determined, but many believe it was a heart attack after Saget was found with an arm across his chest.

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