Kelly Rizzo Pays Heartfelt Tribute to Late Husband Bob Saget on His 67th Birthday

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Kelly Rizzo, the widow of Bob Saget, paid homage to her late husband on what would have been his 67th birthday. Robert Lane Saget, commonly known as Bob Saget, was born into a Jewish family in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 17, 1956.

In a heartfelt Instagram post, the founder of Eat Travel Rock TV honored the first birthday of the Full House star since his passing, accompanied by a poignant message.

“Happy birthday 🎂 This truly never gets less weird or surreal. But the gratitude grows every single day. I’ll never stop feeling like the luckiest person on Earth to have had the privilege of spending 6 years with this amazing man.,” Rizzo wrote in the caption of the May 17 photo album.


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She went on to say, “Life is short and we never know how long we are going to be here. And I still take comfort in the fact that Bob used every minute on this planet to enjoy life to the fullest and make the world a better place. To celebrate Bob on his birthday, do as he would do…tell all the people you love that you love them, preferably in a very long & verbose voice text dictated by Siri..”

Rizzo concluded the caption by saying, “I’ll celebrate him today by having a very-cold, extra dry dirty martini with blue-cheese olives (IYKYK). And I hope he’s celebrating up there with a massive cigar (his favorite thing), a martini, and a few dozen oysters while sitting on a beach. He would love that. Thank you all for still loving Bob so much. 🎂🎂🎂🎂❤️❤️❤️❤️”

Kelly Rizzo looked fabulous in a Ronny Kobo jumpsuit at Lionsgate's "John Wick: Chapter 4" screeningKelly Rizzo looked fabulous in a Ronny Kobo jumpsuit at Lionsgate’s “John Wick: Chapter 4” screening at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on March 15, 2023, in New York City (Credit: Dave Allocca / StarPix / Startraksphoto / Cover Images)

Kelly Rizzo, the former host of Unfiltered with Kelly Rizzo, also shared several photos of Bob Saget enjoying a cigar, including one where he happily posed on the beach with the cigar in his mouth while Rizzo planted a kiss on his cheek.

In addition, Rizzo posted a video playfully pretending to be anxious while Saget sat beside her smoking, eventually playfully “stealing” the cigar from him.

Celebrities took to Rizzo’s post to celebrate the couple’s beautiful marriage and honor Saget’s birthday.


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Katie Couric wrote, “Sending you so much love and saluting Bob for everything he meant and will continue to mean to so many. You’re great and I know he would be so proud of you. ❤️”

“I didn’t know that was his drink! I had exactly that yesterday, and now I can retroactively toast to Bob. Heart is with you!” Mary Katharine Ham wrote.

John Mayer commented, “I love you!!!! You’re such a brilliant steward of his heart and soul. ❤️”

On what would have been Bob Saget's 67th birthday, his widow Kelly Rizzo honored him with a heartfelt tributeOn what would have been Bob Saget’s 67th birthday, his widow Kelly Rizzo honored him with a heartfelt tribute (Credit: Shutterstock / Kathy Hutchins)

Taylor Lautner expressed his feelings with white heart emojis 🤍🤍🤍🤍, while Nia Renée Hill from F is for Family left a short and sweet message, saying, “All our love. Forever ❤️.”

Bob Saget tragically passed away on January 9, 2022, due to blunt head trauma sustained while on tour.

The details surrounding his passing were later revealed by a medical examiner from Florida, who determined that the trauma was likely the consequence of a backward fall.

After performing stand-up comedy the night before, the then-65-year-old comedian was found deceased in a Florida hotel room on that fateful day.