Bob Saget spoke about the loss of his beloved sister in one of the last interviews he gave before her death.
The interview was filmed on December 12, 6, a few weeks before Saget was found dead in his hotel room on January 9. CBS Chief Medical Expert Dr. Jon LaPook, who interviewed Saget for the piece and called him a close friend, said he wrote the interview “in tears.”
In the touching clip “CBS Mornings,” which aired Friday, Saget talks about losing his sister three decades ago to scleroderma, an autoimmune disease that causes skin and connective tissue to harden and tighten. according to the Mayo Clinic.
“I can’t get the images of the end of her life out of my head, ever,” said Saget, describing the process her sister went through to find the correct diagnosis for the disease.
“We were all in the room when he took his last breath,” he said. “I don’t know how to explain it, but it seemed – I mean, I’ll do everything woo woo here – but it felt like the soul was passing by. Literally, I felt my hair move. “
“You know, and being an actor, it’s a very important thing if your hair is out of place,” said Saget unemotionally as he was clearly getting excited.
“Humor is the only way my family survived,” Saget said as his voice broke slightly. “It’s so healthy to laugh. And I’m out there doing it and I know it’s healing people. “
Saget raised over $ 26 million for the Foundation for Research on Scleroderma, and he listed the many celebrities who had helped him in his cause.
“I can’t watch what happened to my sister happen to more people,” Saget said, through tears. “If I can do something – and raise awareness is one of the things that gets you there. And for me it’s a tribute to her. And somehow telling her that her life had a real purpose.”
“My sister shouldn’t be dead. And that’s one of the things that kept me doing it [and] it’ll keep me doing it until I’m gone. I’ll do it when I’m gone, ”he said.
After the clip aired on “CBS Mornings,” both LaPook and co-host Gayle King noted the intensity of Saget’s last line, “I’ll do it when I’m gone.”
The “Full House” star. was found dead in his hotel room on Sunday in Orlando, Florida, just hours after performing a show as part of his national “I Don’t Do Negative” tour. The tour was supposed to run until June 2022. No immediate cause of death is known and no abuse or drug use is suspected.
In Saget’s latest tweet, he talked about how much he loved his latest show.
“I had no idea I did a 2 hour set tonight,” he tweeted, along with a selfie. “I’m happily addicted to this shit again.”