John Stamos called on the Tony Awards to rectify the exclusion of his late friend Bob Saget from the show’s “In Memoriam” segment.
Prior to the awards ceremony on Sunday evening, Full room star tweeted“Disappointed to hear @bobsaget will be DISAPPOINTED FROM the In Memoriam segment tonight @TheTonyawards. Bob was brilliant at The Sleepy Chaperone † Hand to God† Come on @BroadwayLeague and @TheWing! Do the right thing! Bob loved Broadway and I know the community loved him.” Stamos went on to encourage his 1.6 million followers to “make some noise about this”, as well as “send our love and well wishes to the hosts @ArianaDeBose, @JulianneHough and my friend @DarrenCriss and all the well deserved nominees. “
The day before the Tonys, the actor also shared on Instagram how he’s been coping with Saget’s death over the past few months and that he’s not ready to say goodbye to his friend yet. “I’m not ready to accept that he’s gone – I’m not going to say goodbye just yet. I’m going to picture him out there, still on the road, doing what he loves with all his heart and humor. He’s on stage, killing! Another two-hour set for a few hundred of the happiest people on Earth. They laugh so hard they cry.” Stamos continued: ‘On the way to the hotel, he calls his beautiful, loving wife Kelly. He says he feels 26 again, alive! Then asks her to fix up a photo he wants to post. She tells him it doesn’t need fixing, and tells him how handsome he is. He tells her that he loves her with all his heart. And when he comes to the hotel to lay his head on the pillow, he misses his daughters, his family, his friends. God, he loves us all so much. And he goes to sleep dreaming when we will all meet again – and he laughs. I know in my heart that he is laughing, and he still hears the laughter from a few hours ago.” The Great shot star concluded: “I’m just not ready to say goodbye yet. Maybe tomorrow. Could be.”
In February, Saget’s family said in a statement: “Authorities determined that Bob died of head trauma. They concluded that he accidentally bumped the back of his head, did not think about it and fell asleep. drugs or alcohol in the game.” They concluded: “As we continue to grieve together, we ask everyone to remember the love and laughter Bob brought into this world, and the lessons he taught us all: to be kind to everyone, to respect the people of let those you love know you love them, and face hard times with hugs and laughter.”