Bob Saget’s Wife Asks Elon Musk To Return Late Husband’s Verified Status

Kelly Rizzo, the spouse of the late comic Bob Saget, has requested Elon Musk for a Twitter-related favor on the anniversary of her husband’s dying.

Saget died on January 9, 2022 in his Florida resort room whereas touring. His sudden dying on the age of 65 shocked the comedy world, with various celebrities and comedians paying tribute.

TV host, actor and America’s dad Saget was a preferred determine on social media too, with over 2.2 million followers on Twitter. Hoping to commemorate his love for the platform, Saget’s widow Rizzo requested the brand new proprietor of Twitter if he may assist honor his reminiscence.

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Bob Saget posing with spouse Kelly Rizzo a month earlier than his dying in December 9, 2021. Rizzo has requested Elon Musk (inset) to reinstate his verified Twitter image in reminiscence of the comic a 12 months after his dying.
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“Hi [Elon Musk]—today on the 1 year anniversary of Bob’s passing, I saw he’s no longer verified? My husband truly loved Twitter. Out of respect for his legacy, can something be done? Thank you kindly,” Rizzo wrote.

Rizzo is an actress, producer, life-style blogger and TV host in her personal proper. She at the moment fronts the net collection Eat, Travel, Rock TV.

She continued, “And the only reason I’m addressing this at all is because I know Bob would be very bummed about this. He’d say ‘hey, if someone goes to see my page and all the jokes I’ve tweeted over the years, how will they know it’s for sure me!?'”

Rizzo tweeted this on Monday, the anniversary of Saget’s dying. Musk has but to reply to her request, although different well-known names responded to supply their assist.

Actor and comic Seth Green responded with the hashtag “#BobSagetImmortal.” Podcast host and businessman Jason Calacanis wrote, “A true legend, a huge loss,” and in addition recommended Twitter introduce a memorial function for accounts.

Craig Thomas, co-creator of How I Met Your Mother, a sitcom which Saget labored on for 9 seasons, additionally supplied his assist to Rizzo. “Thinking of Bob at the moment, Kelly, sending good ideas in his reminiscence from the entire HIMYM Team,” he wrote.

According to Twitter’s assist middle, there are a variety of how through which an account can lose its verified standing, as Saget as soon as had on his. In the comic’s case, he misplaced his blue test mark subsequent to his identify more than likely as a result of the account grew to become “inactive or incomplete.”

Unless Twitter make an exception for Saget’s account, it’s unlikely the verification mark will return. Accounts can nonetheless get the blue test mark by paying $11 a month for the controversial Twitter Blue.

Rizzo additionally mentioned the lack of her husband on an episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show on January 3, 2023.

“He was a force of nature,” she stated of her husband earlier than explaining how she’s coping. “I’m doing okay, all things considered. It is a journey. I’ve just been completely focused on gratitude, and being grateful for the time that we had together, versus being upset that we didn’t have more time.

“Bob lived a thousand lifetimes in his 65 years. He really modified the world, and he made it a greater place, and he made an impression, and that is all you may actually ask for in life, proper? It makes me at peace with it,” Rizzo said.

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