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  /  01.20.2022

Kello Rizzo, the widow of the late Bob Saget, got vulnerable about their relationship, their final conversation and the grief she’s experiencing in the first interview since her husband’s death.

According to Rizzo, Saget spent his last days making people laugh as he’d hoped to do during the current state of the world. While out on the road, however, his desire was always to rush back home. On the day before he passed, she said spoke to him while he was en route to his hotel room and the two exchanged love and excitement about their reunion. “It was all ‘I love you so much.’ I think I said, ‘I love you dearly,’ and then he said, ‘I love you endlessly,’ and then I said, ‘I can’t wait to see you tomorrow,'” she told “Today.” “It was just all love.”

Saget was expected to take a flight the day after his final show, but when Rizzo didn’t hear from him, she called the hotel’s security, who found the comedian dead in his room. Despite his absence, she explained that she was blessed and well aware of how he felt about her.

“He valued every single second that we had together,”  Saget’s widow said. “So that’s why [this] is so heartbreaking. But at the same time, I know that [every] second that we had together was just maximized to the fullest. There was nothing left unsaid and nothing left on the table. So there are the things that I’m just trying to hold onto.”

In the wake of Saget’s passing, Rizzo’s goal is to continue the work he started with the Scleroderma Research Foundation to find a cure to scleroderma, a rare autoimmune disease that killed his sister.

“He had three life’s works,” Rizzo said. “That was his children, comedy and then the SRF. He spent over 30 years tirelessly working so hard to try and find a cure for scleroderma, and that’s why anything I can do to help keep that legacy going and just help with the SRF because it meant so much to him.”

 

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