John Mayer Honors Longtime Friend Bob Saget: 'I'm Taking You with Me Forever'

Bob Saget previously described John Mayer as one of his "dearest friends on this Earth"

John Mayer is remembering his close friend Bob Saget with love.

On Instagram Monday, the 44-year-old singer-songwriter honored the late actor with an emotional tribute following Saget's sudden death at age 65.

"I love you, Bob. I will never forget you. I will visit you often in my memories, and I hope I get to see you in my dreams," Mayer wrote alongside a blank, white square.

"I will tell my kids about you. I'm taking you with me forever," he continued. "I love you, Bob."

Saget's widow Kelly Rizzo responded, "No words for how much he loved you. Thank you dear friend."

Bob Saget and John Mayer
Bob Saget and John Mayer. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Mayer later shared a series of black-and-white photos of himself and Saget, accompanied by some fond words. "My brother Bob was a force of nature; a big tall love monster who would hug me and rest his head on my shoulder," he wrote.

"His love for those around him was always accounted for. He was deep and wide and vast, and he would also probably make a joke about me saying 'deep and wide,'" Mayer continued. "The man had range. I've met many people in my life, but when Bob crossed my path, I just held onto him, and I wasn't letting go. I just knew he was the realest thing. I would like you to know that the man you hope was as awesome as you think was way beyond what you can ever imagine. He was impossibly kind. And generous. And loving. And I have more to say so please let me do like one more of these, okay? It's just the way it's gonna be."

In a May 2020 episode of his podcast Bob Saget's Here For You, the Full House alum celebrated Mayer (the episode's guest) as one of his "dearest friends on this Earth." The stars had been friends for years, from grabbing dinner in Los Angeles together to teaming up for charity events. Saget traveled to Brazil with the musician for Mayer's 40th birthday bash in 2017, while Mayer sang at Saget's 2018 wedding.

Bob Saget and John Mayer
John Mayer and Bob Saget. Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

Last May, they each performed at Dave Chappelle's Summer Camp event in Chappelle's Ohio hometown. "I love a rainy night. Especially onstage with brilliant friends," Mayer captioned the photo. Saget shared his own set of photos, writing, "A few more special pics from Friday night, Day #3 at #DaveChappelleSummerCamp - Hangin' with the best, most fun friends a man can be blessed with: @johnmayer @therealjeffreyross and @davechappelle - Dave made all this joy happen. Didn't want it to end."

For Mayer's birthday in 2020, Saget shared a photo of the two with his wife Kelly from the Brazilian trip, captioning it, "Wishing my brother from another mother, John, the happiest and healthiest of birthdays possible on this earth. John's heart is as big as his talent – – My wife Kelly and I love him so much. Whatever you love about his brilliant music you would love even more as what a beautiful human being he is. I'll text him the other sweet stuff – – Just wanted you guys to know – – My life is so much better because my dear friend was born —And he gets to share his gifts with the world.

This photo was taken three years ago on his birthday in Brazil. I got a bikini wax two hours after it was taken. Love you brother John."

For Saget's birthday in 2018, Mayer posted a photo to Instagram and wrote, "Happy Birthday to my dear friend @bobsaget. Here's some things to know about Bob. Bob is a comic. And a poet. And he's a bluesman. He has a uniquely strong bond with "life itself." He's a warrior who has seen pain and loss, but somehow still understands that love and joy is the reason we're kicking around on this planet. Bob Saget is an influencer; he reminds you to say "I love you" more often, by way of his own telling you. Bob, you are a very, very, very special human being. I love you."

On Sunday afternoon, Saget was found dead in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando following a performance in Jacksonville, Florida, Saturday night.

The Philadelphia-born actor was most famous for his role as Danny Tanner on the sitcom Full House in the '80s and '90s. His other notable credits included the reboot Fuller House, How I Met Your Mother, and America's Funniest Home Videos, as well as his many years doing stand-up.

Jeff Ross, John Mayer and Bob Saget at Bob's wedding
Jeff Ross, John Mayer and Bob Saget. Courtesy Jeff Ross Instagram Story

His family confirmed the heartbreaking news in a statement Sunday.

"We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today. He was everything to us and we want you to know how much he loved his fans, performing live and bringing people from all walks of life together with laughter," reads the statement. "Though we ask for privacy at this time, we invite you to join us in remembering the love and laughter that Bob brought to the world."

Saget leaves behind wife Kelly Rizzo and his three daughters — Aubrey, Lara and Jennifer — whom he shares with first wife Sherri Kramer.

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