Kelly Rizzo is reaching out to Twitter CEO Elon Musk with a special request that her late husband Bob Saget be verified.
The 43-year-old TV host shared a public plea to the 51-year-old Tesla angel investor on Monday, which marked the one-year anniversary of the comedians untimely death at 65.
Rizzo tweeted that her late husband was no longer verified, and screenshots of his old tweets indicate that he was previously verified.
His account appears to have lost its verified status more recently, presumably after Musk-mandated changes to the verification system allowed users to pay $8 to $11 per month for the status and special features.
Although Musk instituted the paid tier to raise revenue for the social media platform after he paid around $44 billion for it, several companies, media outlets and prominent figures have kept check marks indicating that they are reliable or notable accounts.
However, Saget’s posthumous account appears to have been stripped of his status in the chaos.
‘Hi @elonmusk -today on the 1 year anniversary of Bob’s (@bobsaget ) 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 🙏🏻 (friends, please help),’ Rizzo tweeted on Monday.
In a follow-up tweet, she added, ‘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!?’
Saget was found dead in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida, on January 9, 2022.
He had been in the midst of a stand-up comedy tour and had last performed at Ponte Vedra Beach in the state.
The cause of his death was not initially clear, but an autopsy report later revealed that the Full House star had died as a result of blunt force trauma from an apparent injury to the back of the head, which was believed to be the result of a fall.
Bob Saget’s widow, Kelly Rizzo, is remembering her husband on the one-year anniversary of his death.
Paying her tributes to the man she was married to for four years, the 43-year-old posted a series of loving photos and videos from their life together on Instagram Monday.
‘One Year. Our hearts are so heavy. How could I not have talked to or seen my loving husband in a whole year?’ she wrote.
Kelly said she accepted the ‘reality’ of his death,’ but it ‘still seems unreal when I see photos or videos of him so full of life.’
‘But there is one thing I carry with me every single day that makes this survivable,’ she continued.
‘I AM THE LUCKIEST. I am the luckiest that I got to be his wife. I am the luckiest that I got to live with his warmth, and laughter, and brilliance, and love.’