Entertainment TV Candace Cameron Bure Says Bob Saget Was 'So Much More' Than Her TV Dad: The Loss is 'Unbearable' "I can't believe he's gone forever. I just can't," Candace Cameron Bure said in her first interview since Bob Saget's death By Nicholas Rice Nicholas Rice Instagram Twitter Nicholas Rice is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE Magazine. He began working with the brand as an Editorial Intern in early 2020, before later transitioning to a freelance role, and then staff positions soon after. Nicholas writes and edits anywhere between 7 to 9 stories per day on average for PEOPLE, spanning across each vertical the brand covers. Nicholas has previous work experience with Billboard, POPSUGAR, Bustle and Elite Daily. When not working, Nicholas can be found playing with his 5 dogs, listening to pop music or eating mozzarella sticks. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 3, 2022 09:15 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Candace Cameron Bure and Bob Saget. Photo: candace cameron bure/instagram Candace Cameron Bure is continuing to struggle with the loss of Bob Saget. On Thursday morning, the 45-year-old actress appeared on Today to talk about grieving her late TV dad and dear friend, in her first interview since his sudden death last month. After co-host Hoda Kotb pointed out that Cameron Bure kept referring to Saget as if he is still here, the Christmas Under Wraps star explained, "I can't believe he's gone forever. I just can't." "My brain has not comprehended that yet," she continued. "You know, I think that for even TV viewers, you might think, 'Oh, he played your dad on TV' — but Bob was so much more than that. I mean, [he was] really one of my closest friends for 35 years." "To think that he's not here and we're not gonna have another joke or another hug, or just another bit of ridiculousness in life, it's almost unbearable for me to think about," she added. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Candace Cameron Bure Says 'Emotionally Available' Bob Saget Was the First Man She Saw Cry On Jan. 9, Saget was found dead in his Florida hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida, following a performance in the area the night prior. Days later, authorities announced that Saget's autopsy was completed, and the report indicated that there is currently no evidence of foul play or drug use. He was 65. In the wake of his death, Cameron Bure has shared her heartbreak numerous times on social media. Want to get the biggest stories from PEOPLE every weekday? Subscribe to our new podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, to get the essential celebrity, entertainment and human interest news stories Monday through Friday. On Jan. 14, the actress posted a photo of herself hugging Saget during her 1996 wedding on Instagram. "Hug like Bob ♥️ I love you my sweet sweet Bobby daddy," she captioned the black-and-white picture. Days earlier, she shared another picture of herself with Saget, writing that the late comedian was the "glue" that held their TV family together. "My childhood is wrapped up in you, my formative teenaged years and the rest of adulthood," she wrote in part on Jan. 11. RELATED VIDEO: Bob Saget Was Beloved: "He Is Not Replaceable" Elsewhere in her Today interview, Cameron Bure also spoke about the last text message that she received from her Full House costar. Noting that she and Saget had gotten into "a little tiff" two weeks prior to his death, Cameron Bure said the two were able to resolve the issue as she pulled out her phone to retrieve the messages they shared. "I'm so scared that I'm going to pull up his text and then accidentally delete it one day," she said, getting emotional. "It scares me so much because I don't ever want to lose this." "We were going to have dinner, and we got into a little tiff. And his flight was delayed. We ended up not having dinner," Cameron Bure continued. "But, in Bob fashion, the next day he wrote me, like, what would be pages long of a text. And he was apologizing, saying he was cranky and he was just so sorry." "He said, 'Oh, now I feel even worse. I was so wrong. You're, like, my favorite person on the earth. And I acted like Dolly. I was getting ready to take a late flight, and I was annoyed,'" Cameron Bure added, referencing Saget's mother Dolly, who died in 2014. "Bob went on, and on, and on in the text. And he said at the end, 'I love you more for the trouble you're giving me, if that's even possible.'"