A trio who won’t be forgotten. Gilbert Gottfried, just months before his death, paid tribute to Bob Saget and Louie Anderson.
“This photo is very sad now,” the late comedian captioned a photo of himself with the Full HouseAlum and the BasketsStar shortly after their January deaths. “RIP Bob Saget and RIP Louie Anderson. Both good friends that will be missed.”
Gottfried’s family announced his death at age 67 on Tuesday, April 12. “We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved Gilbert Gottfried after a long illness,” read their statement, shared via Twitter. “In addition to being the most iconic voice in comedy, Gilbert was a wonderful husband, brother, friend and father to his two young children. Although today is a sad day for all of us, please keep laughing as loud as possible in Gilbert’s honor.”
Saget, 65, died on January 9th after an accidently falling in his hotel room in Orlando. Anderson, who had been battling cancer privately, died January 21 at the age of 68.
Shortly after Saget’s death, Gottfried said that he initially thought the news of his passing was some kind of prank. “Jeffrey Ross called me and said Bob Saget had died,” the Saturday Night Live alum told Good Morning AmericaJanuary. “And I remember I … thought it was a sick joke and I was waiting for the punch line, and then it didn’t come. I still feel right now like I’m waiting for the punch line to happen, that it was all a big joke, it was all a hoax.”
The 2005 documentary featured the duo together The Aristocrats, which centered on the history and popularity of the joke with the same name. Gottfried referred to the film in a Twitter tribute. Fuller HouseAfter his death, alum.
“Still in shock. I just spoke with Bob a few days ago,” he wrote in January. “We stayed on the phone as usual making each other laugh. RIP to friend, comedian & fellow Aristocrat Bob Saget.”
Anderson and Gottfried both participated as panelists in the event. Hollywood SquaresThe reboot was first shown in 1998. Last year, they both guest starred on Saget’s “Here for You” podcast, where they discussed their early days in stand-up comedy.
After the announcement of Gottfried’s passing, the photo of him with his late colleagues began circulating on social media. “It’s even sadder now,” one fan commented via Instagram. “Up in heaven all 3 of you having some laughs and telling jokes,” added another.
Kathy GriffinReposted the photo via Twitter along with a message about how it was used AladdinIf given the chance, star would react. “Gilbert would be the first one to make a joke about this picture today,” the Emmy winner, 61, wrote. “The first. And he would not hold back.”