The Olsen Twins Release A Joint Statement Mourning TV Dad Bob Saget

News of the heartbreaking death of comedian and actor Bob Saget, 65, has sent a legion of fans into mourning worldwide (via TMZ). The impact that Saget has had on countless lives is immeasurable. Millions of fans grew up watching him in his iconic role of Danny Tanner on "Full House," making him a father figure to viewers all over the globe. 

While fans that grew up with Saget as an immortalized member of their family in spirit, his close friends and family are feeling the blow of this sudden loss even harder. Co-stars and close friends have taken to social media to pay tribute to the immeasurable impact that Saget had on their lives, and none have hit quite as touchingly as those of his "Full House" co-stars (via CNN). Saget has maintained a close friendship with his colleagues on the show, including John Stamos who put his heartbreak into words with a moving tweet. "I am broken," he 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." 

Saget led such a life of impact that posts and statements honoring him will likely continue to pour out in the coming days. However, one particular statement has been especially heartbreaking to lifelong fans of "Full House." 

Mary-Kate and Ashely Olsen honor their on-screen father Bob Saget

Bob Saget fulfilled a father figure role to millions of children that grew up watching "Full House" while playing the role of TV dad Danny Tanner, father to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's Michelle Tanner. While the Olsen twins did not return for the "Fuller House" spin-off of the show, they have still maintained a close bond with Saget (via Newsweek).

Mary-Kate and Ashley have not commented much on their time on the show. In fact, fans haven't heard much from them at all, lately, as the twins have kept somewhat of a low profile, as noted by Harper's Bazaar. However, the twins stepped into the limelight once more to release a touching statement honoring the death of their on-screen father.

The Olsen twins issued a statement on Saget's death that was obtained by People. "Bob was the most loving, compassionate and generous man," they said. "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."

They continued, "We are thinking of his daughters, wife and family and are sending our condolences." 

The heartwarming statement isn't just a tribute to a great actor but also serves as a touching reminder of the close bond the Olsen twins shared with him.

Bob Saget remained close with his on-screen daughters

It's hard to even begin to comprehend the impact that growing up in the public eye can have. Especially in the case of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen who began their iconic role as Michelle Tanner at only nine months old (via Screenrant). Having their co-stars to guide them and soften the shock of their career — and the resulting fame — certainly helped, especially in the case of their on-screen dad Bob Saget. The twins remained quite close to Saget, even years after "Full House" wrapped.

Over the years, Saget has often spoken about his friendship with the very private twins. During an interview with Michael Rosenbaum for his podcast "Inside of You," Saget touched on his relationship with Mary-Kate and Ashley. When asked about which of the twins he was closest to, he shared, "Whoever I was with at the moment, just like my own kids." 

The Olsen twins were like family to Bob Saget

On the "Inside of You" podcast, Bob Saget expressed his affection for the Olsen twins, saying, "Ashley and Mary-Kate, I love so much. When I'm in New York or when they're here, when we can, we see each other." The comedian also touched on how their father-daughter relationship transformed into a lasting friendship over the years, saying, "Ashley and Mary-Kate are more like friends because I kind of got the whole thing of everything they're about."

That's not to say that he didn't think of them as family, though. In a 2018 interview with Us Weekly, Saget said, "I love them and I do feel related, I am very close emotionally with Ashley and Mary-Kate. ... We make a point of seeing each other at least once or twice a year."

It's clear that Saget left quite an impact on the Olsen twins and vice versa. No doubt he will be missed by them, as well as the countless others who are mourning his loss.