Why Dana Delany Called Bob Saget A Control Freak

Bihter Sevinc

On January 9, 2022, the world was shocked by the untimely passing of comedian and ‘Full House’ star, Bob Saget, who died at the age of 65. The news of his death sent ripples through the entertainment industry, leaving fans and fellow actors mourning the loss of a talented figure. Saget was found lifeless in a hotel room at the Ritz Carlton Orlando.

About a month later, the cause of his death was revealed to the public. According to the report, the actor died from head trauma, resulting from a fracture in his skull and bleeding around his brain. It also stated that there were no illicit drugs or toxins found in his body.

Following this heartbreaking loss, Dana Delany, who starred alongside Saget in a 1996 TV movie, ‘For Hope,’ inspired by the death of his sister, Gay, from scleroderma, shared her feelings with The Hollywood Reporter, saying:

“I’ve known Bob [Saget] for 35 years. We’re the same age, and we kind of started out together. Bob was one of those guys that you could just call out of the blue and get right back into the groove, and I’m so unhappy that I can’t pick up the phone now to call him and say how ridiculous it is that he’s dead.”

She added:

“Bob would think it’s so absurd. But seeing the outpouring of love for Bob from friends and from all over the world, I feel like he would be so happy to be getting so much attention. That makes me laugh.”

The actress then touched upon the work ethic of her late friend, explaining:

“Bob was in his element. He loved directing, and I wish he had done more of it. He did everything from top to bottom — writing, directing, editing, music, publicity. I mean, Bob had to do it all. He was pretty much a control freak, but it was always done with enthusiasm. He couldn’t help himself, and he was so good at it.”

Saget’s legacy lived through also with the release of ‘Dirty Daddy: The Bob Saget Tribute’ on Netflix, which was filmed three weeks after the sudden loss of the comedian. The star-studded event, held at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, featured many of Bob’s famous friends and colleagues, such as Jeff Ross, John Mayer, Jim Carrey, Dave Chappelle, Seth Green, Chris Rock, and Darren Criss.

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