Bob Saget, Full House Star And Stand-Up Comic, Has Died Aged 65

The comedian and actor was found dead in a Florida hotel, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
TV star and stand-up comedian Bob Saget has died. He was 65.
TV star and stand-up comedian Bob Saget has died. He was 65.
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Bob Saget, the popular comedian and actor, has died at the age of 65.

The US star, most famous for his starring role as Danny Tanner in the long-running hit TV series Full House, was found dead in a room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida, Sunday, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

“Deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for a call about an unresponsive man in a hotel room. The man was identified as Robert Saget & pronounced deceased on scene,” a spokesperson said.

No cause of death was immediately available. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use.

Bob had kicked off a nationwide stand-up tour I Don’t Do Negative in September that was scheduled to run until June. He was in the middle of a string of performances in Florida, and appeared to be thrilled with the work.

He performed in Jacksonville at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Saturday night, and tweeted afterwards: “Loved tonight’s show... I had no idea I did a 2 hr set tonight. I’m happily addicted again to this shit.”

He posted a similar message on Instagram, writing: “I’m back in comedy like I was when I was 26. I guess I’m finding my new voice and loving every moment of it.”

Bob said he would be back on stage in two weeks.

“Goin’ everywhere until I get the special shot,” he added. “And then probably keep going cause I’m addicted to this shit. Peace out.”

Bob played the beloved widowed dad on ABC’s Full House from 1987 to 1995 and was the host of America’s Funniest Home Videos from 1989 to 1997.

Tributes began pouring in for him following the news of his death, with his Full House co-star John Stamos tweeting that he was in “complete and utter shock”:

US talk show host Jon Stewart hailed Bob as “just the funniest and nicest”:

“You couldn’t find a nicer or sharper wit than Bob Saget. Shocked and devastated,” tweeted comedian Kathy Griffin.

“Still in shock,” tweeted Saturday Night Live alum Gilbert Gottfried. “I just spoke wit Bob a few days ago. We stayed on the phone as usual making each other laugh.”

“I’ll miss Bob Saget so much,” tweet stand-up comic Nikki Glasser. “He was as kind as he was funny.”

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