Bob Saget revealed that he accepted mortality in a pre-death interview

In an eerie interview taped months before his death, Bob Saget shared that he accepted his own mortality after seeing so many of his family members die.

Saget told Radio Rahim last year that his aunts, uncles, cousins ​​and sisters died almost every two years while he was growing up.

“We had so many deaths growing up that my dad would just infuse it [the notion of enjoying life] in me,” Saget said on Rahim’s Til This Day podcast. “He didn’t teach me, I just saw how he reacted.”

The ‘Full House’ star watched his father bury four brothers and a sister and began to accept the finality of life.

“I’m proud of myself because I’m embarking on something new. At 65, I’m different than I was,” said the late comedian.

Saget died on January 9, 2022 at the age of 65 from head trauma in a hotel room in Orlando, Florida while he was on a stand-up comedy tour.

Bob Saget
Bob Saget shared that he accepted his own mortality after seeing so many of his family members die.
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“I just don’t have the same style of humor or conversation,” Saget added in the interview. “I think therapy, having three kids, seeing people die in recent years, mortality, all of those things have fortunately changed me.”

“My kids tell me, ‘Dad, you’re different. It’s so nice to see you grow.’”

Actor Bob Saget and his daughters Lara, Aubrey and Jennie arrive at the Golden Dads Awards ceremony at the Peterson Automotive Museum June 15, 2005 in Los Angeles, California.
Actor Bob Saget and his daughters Lara, Aubrey and Jennie arrive at the Golden Dads Awards ceremony at the Peterson Automotive Museum June 15, 2005 in Los Angeles.
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“That [deaths] started when I was about 7 years old and then someone died every two years,” he shared. “[I had] A cousin died — she died of cancer at 23 after giving birth to her child — and then a lot of cousins ​​had to go through a lot of hardships, so I was like 9, 10, 11, 12, 14″, when he lost people, he said. “It was a lot.”

The comedian opened up about delving into the arts of coping with death and loss.

Gay Saget
Gay Saget died of scleroderma in 1994.
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When his sister Gay died of scleroderma in 1994, Saget was already involved with the Scleroderma Research Foundation. Although the actor “wasn’t quite successful” at the time of his sister’s death, he was able to use his connections at ABC to direct a TV movie about the condition.

“I worked with ABC, so they let me do this TV movie starring Dana Delany, who plays my sister,” he explained of the movie, titled For Hope.

“I’ve done community service for over 30 years and we’ve raised over $50 million for the Scleroderma Research Foundation,” he added.

The interview with Radio Rahim was recorded on May 29, 2021 and the first part was published on Monday. The conversation will be published in three parts, with the other two coming out this week.

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