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John Stamos was “disappointed” to learn that the late Bob Saget had been dropped from the Tony Awards In Memoriam program on Sunday night.
The Tony Awards took place Sunday night at Radio City Music Hall for the first time since the pandemic. “The Lehman Trilogy” won Best Play.
Despite appearing in several Broadway plays and off-Broadway plays, Saget was not included in the In Memoriam segment, according to Stamos.
“Disappointed to hear that @bobsaget will be EXCITED from the In Memoriam segment tonight @TheTonyawards,” Stamos wrote on Twitter. “Bob was brilliant in The Drowsy Chaperone & Hand to God. Come on @BroadwayLeague and @TheWing! Do the right thing! Bob loved Broadway and I know the community loved him.”
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He continued, “Let’s make some noise about it everyone – and send our love and best wishes to hosts @ArianaDeBose, @JulianneHough and my buddy @DarrenCriss and all the well-deserved nominees.”
Meanwhile, Saget’s wife, Kelly Rizzo, accepted the Impact Award Sunday at the fourth annual Critics Choice Real TV Awards on behalf of Saget. The award, honoring the lives of comedians, was presented by Stamos.
“It’s so special to be here to honor him, but also still so weird and surreal that he’s not here,” Rizzo said as he accepted the award. “It’s the first red carpet I’ve done without him. It’s very strange. I feel like he’s waiting backstage and he’s like, ‘Honey, I’ll be there in a few minutes.’ It still doesn’t look good, but all we can do is do our best and be here to celebrate him and his legacy. That’s all I want to do.”
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“It’s so wonderful to see how much he is still loved by everyone, and I know Bob would be so honored, thrilled and so grateful to receive this award at this time,” she continued. “I mean, he would be blown away. All he wanted to do was make people happy. He just wanted to make people laugh and people smile.”
A video montage of Saget’s career was also shown during the awards ceremony.
“You look at this, and you look at it, and you’re like, ‘Bob was larger than life.’ He was so full of life. He was a force of nature,” Rizzo said. “And you look at that, and you’re like, ‘How isn’t he the one that’s on stage right now?’ It still doesn’t make sense. It still doesn’t really calculate.
Saget died on January 9 at the age of 65. He was found unconscious in a hotel room in Orlando, Florida.
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His autopsy report was later released to the media and revealed the comedian had suffered several fractures before his death. The Orange County Medical Examiner’s Office concluded that Saget likely struck “the back part of his head” in an unwitnessed fall.
Saget was laid to rest in a private funeral on January 14. The comedian was buried in Los Angeles.
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