Jimmy Kimmel breaks down in tears over Bob Saget’s death

Trying to put it into words. Jimmy Kimmel struggled to deliver an emotional tribute to Bob Saget after his friend died on Sunday, January 9th.

“If you read anything about Bob online last night, if you saw some of the many thoughts from people who knew him personally, a word that popped up a lot was ‘the cutest thing,'” the 54-year-old said. Jimmy Kimmel Live! host began in a pre-recorded opening monologue on Monday, January 10th. “Bob was the cutest, he was the cutest man, and the reason people wrote it is because it’s true. It’s the best word – if you had to choose one word to describe him, it was – ‘the sweetest’. “

Kimmel noted that he had “many wonderfully friendly and supportive texts and emails, calls” from the Case, which he visited again after the 65-year-old comedian was found out of order in his hotel room in Florida on Sunday.

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“He’s always had a compliment. He sometimes wrote just to tell me he loved me, and I know he did too many people,” Kimmel continued, calling the late actor “so funny” – beyond his roles on Full house, America’s funniest home videos and his stand-up set. “I mean really funny, like when you went to a party and you saw Bob and his wife, Kelly [Rizzo]“in the corner you go straight to them and stay as long as you can because he had something funny to say about everything and nothing bad to say about anyone.”

The late supper continued to share part of an email that Saget sent him about paternity, which read, “Let’s soon one night go out and get some meat and some good drinks and talk about how lucky we are, that we have them. ”

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Kimmel started crying when he referred to his 4-year-old son, Billy, who underwent several heart surgeries as a newborn.

“And we did that many times. When my son was in the hospital, Bob checked in a lot,” Kimmel said. “So I want to send love to his daughters, to his wife, Kelly, and to his friends who loved him so much. high.”

The case leaves behind Rizzo, 42, whom he married in 2018, and his daughters, Aubrey, Lara and Jennifer, whom he shared with his ex-wife. Sherri Kramer.

Kimmel was visibly emotional several times during the tribute, admitting that he recorded the opening, “like 14 times.” Before sharing clips from Saw and John StamosAppearing in 2017 on his show, Kimmel ended his speech by urging viewers to donate or learn more about the Scleroderma Research Foundation. (Case sister Gay died of the disease in 1994.)

“He was very committed to finding a cure for this incurable disease that took his sister’s life,” Kimmel said. “And I know that if you want to remember him, there is nothing he would appreciate more than if you support SRF.”

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