How I Met Your Mother stars pay tribute to Bob Saget

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  • Bob Saget
    Bob Saget
    American stand-up comedian
  • Josh Radnor
    Josh Radnor
    American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
Photo credit: JC Olivera - Getty Images
Photo credit: JC Olivera - Getty Images

The cast of How I Met Your Mother have paid tribute to their former co-star Bob Saget, following the actor's unexpected death on January 9.

Saget, a beloved comedian and actor, narrated the long-running sitcom as an older Ted Mosby, telling his children – and viewers – the story of how he met their mother.

Now, some of his HIMYM colleagues have remembered their friend and colleague, with Josh Radnor, who played a young Ted Mosby on the show, leading the tributes.

"Bob Saget was the older wiser 'me' for nine years on How I Met Your Mother. He was the kindest, loveliest, funniest, most supportive man," Radnor said on Twitter. "The easiest person to be around. A mensch among mensches."

Photo credit: Slaven Vlasic
Photo credit: Slaven Vlasic

Recalling his interactions with Bob on set, he continued: "I had so much imposter syndrome when HIMYM started, thought I'd be found out, kicked off set & sent home.

"When I'd run into Bob on the Fox lot in those early days he'd gush over my performance & tell me how he was studying me to make sure his vocal performance felt right."

As well as remembering Bob's sense of humour and generosity, Radnor said that he was "endlessly grateful" that he had been able to know and work alongside him.

"I'll hear his voice in my head for the rest of my days," he wrote.

Sharing her own "favourite memory" of Bob, Alyson Hannigan – who played Lily Aldrin – called her former co-star a "wonderful dad and human".

"One of my fav memories of Bob was when I was babysitting his daughter. I was 15 & couldn't get her to sleep/stop crying," she shared with fans.

"Bob came home, took her in his arms, played a Tracy Chapman song & danced with her until she fell asleep. He was a wonderful Dad and human."

How I Met Your Mother favourite Neil Patrick Harris, AKA Barney Stinson, also paid tribute to Bob, admitting that he was "absolutely stunned" to have learned about his death.

"He was always so kind and generous and hilarious," Harris tweeted. "Gone too soon."

Bob Saget, who was 65, was best known for his performances in How I Met Your Mother, Full House, and the latter's Netflix revival Fuller House. Often described as America's dad, Saget was also the original host of America's Funniest Home Videos.

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