Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have said they are “deeply saddened” following the unexpected passing of their former co-star Bob Saget.
And in an emotional tribute, Mary-Kate and Ashley, who took turns playing the role of Michelle Tanner, the youngest daughter of Bob’s character Danny Tanner on the ABC sitcom, reflected on their experience working with the late actor.
“Bob was the most loving, compassionate and generous man,” the 35 year olds said in a joint statement to ET on Sunday.
The actresses turned fashion designers added: “We are deeply saddened that he is no longer with us but know that he will continue to be by our side to guide us as gracefully as he always has.”
“We are thinking of his daughters, wife and family and are sending our condolences,” it was concluded.
Mary-Kate and Ashley became instant households names as infants thanks to their shared role of Michelle Tanner, which they began in 1987 and ended in 1995.
The pair went on to find massive success in a series of films such as It Takes Two and Billboard Dad before fronting their own television series, Two of a Kind.
Despite their hugely successful acting careers, Ashley and Mary-Kate made the move into fashion and began their own clothing line, The Row.
They did not return for the reboot series, Fuller House, which began in 2016 and ended in 2020.
Meanwhile, Bob, best known for playing Danny Tanner on Full House, was in the midst of a stand-up tour when he was found dead.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is yet to confirm his cause of death, however, they have said that there were no “signs of foul play or drug use”.
“Earlier today, deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for a call about an unresponsive man in a hotel room,” a police spokesperson said in a statement.
They added: “The man was identified as Robert Saget and pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case.”
In a statement issued on Sunday, Bob’s family confirmed his death.
“We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today,” they wrote.
“He was everything to us, and we want you to know how much he loved his fans, performing live and bringing people from all walks of life together with laughter.
“Though we ask for privacy at this time, we invite you to join us in remembering the love and laughter that Bob brought to the world.”
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