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Pete Davidson pays tribute to Bob Saget

Pete Davidson and Bob Saget
Pete Davidson and Bob Saget Image credit: pagesix.com

Actor and screenwriter Pete Davidson has paid tribute to Bob Saget saying the late comedian supported him through “some rough mental health stuff”.

Seget’s body was found in the Ritz-Carlton Orlando hotel on Sunday with “no signs of foul play or drug use”.

Since his death was announced actors including Tim Allen, Danny DeVito and Jim Carrey have all paid their respects.

Pete Davidson, who does not use social media, shared a message on writer and comedian Dave Sirus’ Instagram page describing Saget as  “one of the nicest men on the planet”.

Davidson wrote: “When I was younger and several times throughout our friendship he helped me get through some rough mental health stuff.

“He stayed on the phone with my mom for hours trying to help in anyway he can — connecting us with doctors and new things we can try.

“He would check in on me and make sure I was okay.”

“I love you Bob it was an honor to know you. Thank you for your kindness and friendship. My condolences to the family.”

Saget, who was 65 years-old, played a comedy show in Jacksonville, Florida the night before he died ahead of a tour postponed from 2021.

After the performance he wrote on Instagram: “I had no idea I did a two hour set tonight. 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. Goin’ everywhere until I get the special shot. And then probably keep going cause I’m addicted to this shit. Peace out.”

Bob Saget was the voice of narrator Ted Mosby on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother.