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Friends and co-stars react to death of Bob Saget

Bob Saget was best known by most for his role as Danny Tanner on 'Full House'. But friends and co-stars are also remembering him for his off-camera kindness.

ORLANDO, Fla. — After beloved actor and comedian Bob Saget died Sunday, his friends and co-stars remembered him as kind and funny -- both on and off the camera. 

Saget's sudden death shocked the world. He was in Florida as part of his "I Don't Do Negative" standup tour, and had thanked fans in Jacksonville for being an "appreciative audience" hours earlier.

Saget is best known for roles like Danny Tanner on "Full House" and hosting "America's Funniest Home Videos." But friends and co-stars remembered him for his off-camera kindness.

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"I don’t know what to say," wrote Candace Cameron Bure, who played Saget's on-screen daughter DJ Tanner. "I have no words. Bob was one of the best humans beings I’ve ever known in my life. I loved him so much." 

In a joint statement sent to several outlets, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who split the role of Michelle Tanner on "Full House," praised him for his warm heart. 

"Bob was the most loving, compassionate and generous man," the twins wrote. "We are deeply saddened that he is no longer with us but know that he will continue to be by our side to guide us as gracefully as he always has."

Another "Full House" co-star, John Stamos, said he was devastated to hear of Saget's death. "I am broken," Stamos wrote. "I am gutted. I am in complete and utter shock. I will never ever have another friend like him. I love you so much Bobby."

Dave Coulier, who played Tanner's friend Joey Gladstone on "Full House," said his heart was also broken: "I love you, Bob. Your forever brother, Dave."

Actress Kat Dennings starred alongside Saget as his daughter in the early 2000s sitcom "Raising Dad." She said while he was just her "TV" dad, his warm attitude held strong in real life.

"The loveliest man," she wrote. "I was his TV daughter for one season and he was always so kind and protective. So so sorry for his family."

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FILE - Bob Saget, from left, Dave Coulier and John Stamos, pose in the press room at the People's Choice Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Los Angeles.

Fans of "How I Met Your Mother" might best remember Saget as the off-camera narrator voicing an older version of main character Ted Mosby. 

"We cast Bob because there is something so gentle and knowing and comforting in his voice, and that combined with the quickness of his wit is just a rare form of beauty," wrote "How I Met Your Mother" co-creator Craig Thomas. "His role on himym was a voice in the future, looking back on all of life's complexity with a smile, and that's how I'll always remember him."

Thomas, like so many others who knew Saget, remembered his kindness: "Bob went out of his way to support a charity that raises money for research into my son's health condition and was always there for me year after year, he was all heart and a philanthropist by nature."

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FILE - Actor John Stamos, second right, is joined by former cast members from the family comedy series, "Full House," Bob Saget, left, Lori Laughlin, second left, and Candace Cameron Bure as Stamos is honored with star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, in Los Angeles.

Saget's kindness spread far beyond his appearances on TV. "Sail on my friend Bob Saget," wrote Whoopi Goldberg. "With your huge heart and abject lunacy, my condolences to his daughters & other family".

"Bob Saget… Just the funniest and nicest…" wrote TV host and comedian Jon Stewart. Actor and comedian Marc Maron called him "truly one of the nicest guys and so funny." 

"There wasn’t a kinder person in Hollywood than Bob Saget," wrote "Frozen" actor Josh Gad. "I am having trouble wrapping my head around this. I do not want to believe this. It’s all too much to handle."