The loss of Bob Saget, humorist, TV star, and director of one of the late ’90s’ more out-there big-screen comedies, shocked the world on Sunday. Tributes flowed in, but some people saw a Memoriam Saget had written for someone else just a week before.
According to Insider, Saget was one of many celebrities who paid tribute to Betty White when she died just before the year 2021 ended.
He writes, “This lovely woman was just who you wanted her to be.” A touching passage by Saget, in which he contemplated the afterlife, is also included:
Allen Ludden, her husband, who she lost in 1981, was always believed to be the love of her life. Well, if things go according to Betty’s plan, they will be reunited in the hereafter. No one knows what happens when we die, but if Betty says you get to spend the rest of your life with the love of your life, I’ll happily agree.
If it seemed eerie that Saget was thinking about what happens when we die not long before he passed, there was also some humor. He shared a story about hob-nobbing with White while on the job:
I was sitting opposite from her on an ABC jet on a junket once, sipping Bloody Marys with her. We’d been laughing for hours when I gazed into her eyes and asked, “How about you and me in the bathroom, Betty?” Club Mile High? “Of course, Bob, you go in there first, and I’ll meet you as soon as I finish my drink,” she said before I had a chance to finish the invite. And then she went straight to sipping from her straw. I spent nearly two hours in that bathroom. (If you take things literally, that would be the joke on a joke part.)
Saget’s cause of death has yet to be determined, though drugs or foul play have already been ruled out. Meanwhile, it was revealed that White died after suffering a stroke six days before her death.