The family of Bob Saget, the comedian and actor best known for his role as Danny Tanner on the sitcom “Full House,” has confirmed his death.
He was 65 years old at the time.
The Saget family issued a statement saying, “We are heartbroken to report that our dear Bob passed away today.” “Performing in front of an audience and bringing people from all walks of life together through laughing were among of his favourite things to do. He meant everything to us, and we want you to know that.
We appreciate your respect for our privacy at this difficult time, but we’d like to welcome you to join us in celebrating Bob’s life and legacy of joy and love.”
According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Saget was discovered dead in his hotel room on Sunday at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes.
“Robert Saget, the victim’s identity was confirmed, and he was declared dead at the site. In this instance, detectives uncovered no evidence of criminal activity or drug usage “This is what was said by the sheriff in his statement.
The medical examiner will establish the cause of death, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Saget was on a comedy tour when he visited the Sunshine State. He played Saturday night in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, according to tour dates posted to his Twitter account.
After the concert, he tweeted about it “I really enjoyed tonight’s performance at Jacksonville’s PV Concert Hall (@PV ConcertHall). The crowd seemed enthusiastic. Thank you again, @RealTimWilkins, for allowing me to open. This is my first 2-hour set, and I had no clue! This s—t has re-addicted me, and I’m ecstatic.”
Despite his reputation for bawdy comedy on stage and in his personal life, Saget was initially introduced to the general public on family-friendly television shows. While on “Full House,” he played a widower father of three daughters, and then hosted “America’s Funniest Home Videos.”
In a July 2021 interview with Jake Tapper, Saget recounted how his professional path was unexpected.
“Full House” was a fluke, he said. “I was asked to appear in ‘Full House,’ after I was fired from CBS,” said the actor.
There were eight seasons of the comedy, which featured Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, and Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen as twins. “Fuller House” debuted on Netflix in 2016 and stars Bure, but has regular cameos by original performers Saget, Dave Coulier and John Stamos. The show’s syndication success was so good that Netflix decided to take up the spin-off in 2016. A five-season run ended in 2020.
Mary-Kate Olsen, Bob Saget, and Candace Cameron Bure appeared in “Full House” in 1993, with Jodie Sweetin.
“All of the children know and trust me. There aren’t many places in the world where you can keep in touch with everyone you meet “Saget informed Tapper of this. It’s uncommon for me to be able to keep in touch with everyone in the cast for so long, because I don’t take these eight years of my life lightly, and then the next five or six years, six seasons, for granted.
On Sunday, Stamos, his co-star on “Full House,” expressed his sorrow at the death of his friend and former coworker.
“I’ve been shattered. I’m gutted, to be honest “In a tweet, Stamos said. “I’m still reeling from the news. He is the only buddy I will ever have. Bobby, you’re the love of my life.”
Coulier also took to social media to pay tribute to his former co-star, tweeting a picture of the two of them holding hands and saying, “RIP.” “You won’t get away from me, sir. I’m in love with you.”
Despite his first sitcom success, Saget continued to work consistently in film and television roles, but his position as narrator and voice of Ted Mosby on CBS’s “How I Met Your Mother” introduced him to a new generation of comedy fans. That programme aired till 2014 before it was cancelled.
Saget has been a stand-up comedian for decades, releasing many specials and taking his act on the road.
“The Aristocrats” and his appearance on HBO’s “Entourage” as a satirical version of himself are examples of Saget’s darker comedic style.
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Saget told Esquire in 2013 that he was “essentially just a nine-year-old guy that developed” when asked to describe his sense of humour. Saget, on the other hand, appeared to enjoy retaliating against his success in squeaky-clean programmes by making ABC execs squirm with his obscene quips.
He was in the middle of a tour that was scheduled to take him to New York, Canada, and a number of other places in the months to come when he died.
Saget, who sat on the board of directors of the Scleroderma Research Foundation, held comedy events to generate money for the foundation, according to his website. His website said that he lost his sister to the cancer in 1994.
His “Bob Saget’s Here For You” podcast debuted in 2020, featuring interviews with celebrities like Tiffany Haddish, Jason Sudeikis, Whoopi Goldberg, and Norman Lear, among others.
On Sunday, Lear was one of several people to pay respect to Saget.
On Twitter, Lear gushed, “Bob Saget was as nice a guy as he was witty.” “And he was, in my opinion, a hoot. I was inseparable from him, and he was inseparable from me.”
In addition, fellow comedian and podcaster Marc Maron chimed in with the following statement: “Oh, my God, what a shame. Tributes are pouring in for Bob Saget. One of the nicest and funniest people I’ve ever met. It’s heartbreaking.”
Gottfried’s self-description as a “comedian” “Tweeting, “I just spoke with Bob a few days ago. I’m in shock.” Our conversation continued as usual, with us laughing at one another’s expense. My condolences go out to his friends, comedians, and fellow Aristocrats.”