American comedian Bob Saget was found dead in his hotel room in Florida on Sunday, January 9th. He turned 65 years old.
But just three days before his sudden death, he gave an interview to CBS Morning to talk about, among other things, the rare disease scleroderma, which is an autoimmune rheumatic disease that cost the Case’s sister, Gay, her life in 1994.
In the interview, Bob Saget also opens up about how laughter and his passion for comedy helped him through life’s worst and best moments – statements that on top of his tragic death appear extra heartbreaking.
“It was a defense mechanism and it helped me survive. It helped to keep me mentally alive and not let adversity ruin me, “says Bob Saget.
The career path of making people around him laugh already took shape as a 4-year-old.
Here he danced in the living room and fooled around hoping to get a laugh out of whoever was watching.
‘I knew some jokes, but they were not real jokes. It was just that I was allowed to perform and I was allowed to make people laugh, “he says in the interview.
As mentioned, the actor was also in the interview to focus on the disease that took the life of his sister, just as he was also a board member of the Scleroderma Research Foundation (SRF).
Just hours before his death made headlines in the news media worldwide, SRF published a blog post just written by Bob Saget.
‘I think of all those who have lost a loved one to this disease. No one should suffer like Gay did, and that’s why I work purposefully for a cure and am a proud board member of this association. “