Robin Williams and Bob Saget’s deaths have drawn comparisons since the Full House star was discovered in a hotel room in Orlando, Florida. Williams’ daughter, Zelda, gave a warning after Saget’s death. Here’s what Zelda Williams said and how it relates to what Bob Saget’s daughter recently posted online.
Robin Williams and Bob Saget were both comedians who died unexpectedly
Bob Saget was found dead in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida, on Jan. 9. The 65-year-old comedian had a two-hour stand-up set the night before, and he shared a joyful Instagram post celebrating the performance hours before his death.
“Okay, I loved tonight’s show @pontevedra_concerthall in Jacksonville. Really nice audience. Lots of positivity,” the How I Met Your Mother narrator captioned a photo of himself smiling on stage. He added, “I’m back in comedy like I was when I was 26. I guess I’m finding my new voice and loving every moment of it.”
One month after his death, the comedian’s family released a statement to People revealing Saget’s cause of death. The comedian is survived by his wife, travel blogger Kelly Rizzo, and his three daughters, whom he shared with ex-wife Sherri Kramer.
“The authorities have determined that Bob passed from head trauma,” the Saget family shared. “They have concluded that he accidentally hit the back of his head on something, thought nothing of it and went to sleep. No drugs or alcohol were involved.”
Robin Williams died in California on Aug. 11, 2014, at age 63. His official cause of death was asphyxia due to hanging, and no alcohol or illegal drugs were involved. Williams’ autopsy report noted that he has been experiencing depression and anxiety, and he had undiagnosed Lewy body disease.
Williams and Saget’s deaths have drawn comparisons since the two stars were both beloved comedians who died unexpectedly around the same age.
Robin Williams’ daughter, Zelda Williams, shared a message after Bob Saget’s death
Zelda Williams, Robin Williams’ 32-year-old daughter, shared a message after Bob Saget’s death. In a since-deleted tweet, Williams warned fans not to bombard Saget’s friends and family on social media.
“While outpouring love in memory of Bob Saget today, please try to be mindful of the mourning, and privacy, of his loved ones. Don’t bombard them if they have socials,” Zelda Williams tweeted on Jan. 10 (per Today). “Don’t consume clickbait media that may have invaded their privacy or violated their safety. They’re human.”
Williams also tweeted, “As someone who went thru it, I try to gently remind the little slice of the world that listens to try not to treat the loved ones of famous losses as memorials to them.” She reminded fans not to view Saget’s loved ones as “signposts” for their loss. “They’re people, in a lot of pain, and being turned into a signpost for other’s loss can be very, very hard.”
She concluded by writing, “It’s always disheartening when we lose entertainers that touched us thru their work, often doubly so when they were universally known for being kind, caring and funny. RIP to Bob Saget, and my heart goes out to all who knew and loved him.”
The ‘Full House’ star’s daughter opened up about ‘drama, gossip, negativity’ after her father’s death
Zelda Williams’ message aligns with something Bob Saget’s daughter, Lara Saget, posted on social media about grief and privacy.
On Feb. 14, she shared a poem she wrote on Instagram that read, “If people only knew/How much words and actions matter/How much love and respect mean/How important it is to be kind, honest, and respectful/How poisonous gossip is/How important privacy is to grieve/How we are all responsible.”
Later in the post, Lara Saget wrote, “It is so sad to see where so many people place their focus, on pain, drama, gossip, negativity. That focus creates pain in this world and in everyone’s lives.”
The day after she created her post, People reported that Bob Saget’s family filed a lawsuit against the District Nine Medical Examiner’s Office and Orange County Sheriff John Mina to prevent documents related to the actor’s death from being released.
The Saget family claimed in court documents that publicly sharing further details about his death would cause “irreparable harm in the form of extreme mental pain, anguish, and emotional distress.”