KEY POINTS

  • Candace Cameron Bure posted emotional tributes to Bob Saget on her Instagram after the late actor died Sunday
  • She described Saget as not only a father figure but also one of her closest friends
  • The actress said she wished she could have one more interaction with her "Full House" co-star

Candace Cameron Bure is continuing to grieve after the death of her television dad, Bob Saget.

Bure, 45, posted emotional tributes to Saget on her Instagram after the late actor died Sunday at age 65. The pair had worked together in the '80s and '90s, starring as father and daughter Danny and DJ Tanner in "Full House." They reunited for its sequel "Fuller House," which premiered on Netflix in February 2016 and aired its finale in June 2020.

"Oh, Bob. Why'd you have to leave us so soon? We are all family, but you were the glue," Cameron Bure wrote beside a photo of her hugging Saget Tuesday. "The sticky, messy, squishy, sweet, lovable glue. My childhood is wrapped up in you, my formative teenaged years and the rest of adulthood."

"You taught me to feel deeply at such a young age. You were never afraid or ashamed to share your emotions, to cry, to love, to laugh and say it out loud," she continued. 

Cameron Bure went on to describe Saget as not only a father figure but also one of her closest friends. She also said that she and her late friend had been "deeply connected" since they first met when she was 10 years old.

"This hurts like nothing I've ever felt before. I love you, I love you, I love you. You knew that. I knew that. But I have to say it again," she wrote.

The actress said she wished she could have one more interaction with Saget, who was "always so protective of me and cared about everything. And everybody."

Concluding her post, Cameron Bure wrote that Saget left a "beautiful legacy in kindness, compassion, loyalty, generosity and love."

Saget was found dead Sunday at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida, following his stand-up comedy performance at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, outside of Jacksonville, the previous night.

Shortly after Saget's death was confirmed Sunday, Cameron Bure posted an emotional tribute for her later co-star on Twitter, writing: "I don't know what to say. I have no words. Bob was one of the best human beings I've ever known in my life. I loved him so much."

On Monday, the actress also took to Instagram to share throwback photos of her and Saget on the sets of "Full House" and "Fuller House" hugging and smiling at each other.

"I love you sooooo much. I don't want to say goodbye. 35 years wasn't long enough," she wrote in the caption.

On the same day, Cameron Bure also released a joint statement honoring Saget along with their co-stars in "Full House," including John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Jodie Sweetin, Lori Loughlin, Andrea Barber, Scott Weinger, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and series creator Jeff Franklin. The post included a photo of the cast together.

"Thirty-five years ago, we came together as a TV family, but we became a real family," the caption read. "And now we grieve as a family. Bob made us laugh until we cried. Now our tears flow in sadness, but also with gratitude for all the beautiful memories of our sweet, kind, hilarious, cherished Bob."

The group's statement said Saget had been a brother, friend and father figure to the other cast members. "Bob, we love you dearly. We ask in Bob's honor, hug the people you love. No one gave better hugs than Bob," their message concluded.  

Candace Cameron-Bure Pictured: Candace Cameron-Bure at the premiere of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2" in New York City on Nov. 18, 2015. Photo: Getty Images