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Bob Saget dies at 65: The Full House star has been found dead in an Orlando hotel room – Daily Mail

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Bob Saget, who went from being a respected stand-up comedian to a successful star of Full House, has reportedly died at age 65.

Sources close to the comic say he died Sunday at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida, TMZ reports.

Employees of the hotel reportedly found Saget in his room around 4 p.m., and Sheriff’s deputies and and the fire department arrived soon after. 

Few details are currently available about the circumstances leading up to Saget’s death, though sources say that he was pronounced dead in his hotel room. 

Shocking death: Bob Saget, who went from being a respected stand-up comedian to a successful star of Full House, reportedly died Sunday at age 65

Shocking death: Bob Saget, who went from being a respected stand-up comedian to a successful star of Full House, reportedly died Sunday at age 65

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office told TMZ that it has ‘no information on cause of death, and detectives have found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case.’ 

Officials added that ‘the Medical Examiner’s Office will make the final call on the cause and manner of death.’

The comedian’s unexpected death comes amid his cross-country stand-up tour, which kicked off back in September 2021.

He had recently played a string of dates in Florida, including a show in Orlando.

On Saturday, the night before his body was discovered, Saget sent his final tweet following a show at Jacksonville, Florida’s Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. 

‘Loved tonight’s show @PV_ConcertHall in Jacksonville. Appreciative audience,’ he wrote. ‘Thanks again to @RealTimWilkins for opening. I had no idea I did a 2 hr set tonight. I’m happily addicted again to this s***. Check BobSaget.com for my dates in 2022.’

Mysterious death: Few details are currently available about the circumstances leading up to Saget's death, though sources say that he was pronounced dead in his hotel room; seen on Full House in 1987 with costar John Stamos (R)

Mysterious death: Few details are currently available about the circumstances leading up to Saget’s death, though sources say that he was pronounced dead in his hotel room; seen on Full House in 1987 with costar John Stamos (R)

One last time: On Saturday, the night before his body was discovered, Saget sent his final tweet following a show at Jacksonville, Florida's Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

One last time: On Saturday, the night before his body was discovered, Saget sent his final tweet following a show at Jacksonville, Florida’s Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Although he developed a reputation among his fellow stand-up comedians for his profane comedy sets, Saget paradoxically had his greatest success with the heartwarming sitcom Full House.

He starred on the ABC series as Danny Tanner from 1987 through 1995, and then led the Netflix sequel series Fuller House for five seasons from 2016 to 2020.

Saget played a widowed  sports anchor who moves in with his late wife’s brother Jesse (John Stamos) and his childhood friend Joey (Dave Coulier) as they help him raise his three daughters, played by Candace Cameron, Jodie Sweetin and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who split the role of Michelle Tanner.

The comedian played up his family-friendly bona fides by concurrently starring on America’s Funniest Home Videos from 1989 through 1997.

He hosted the series, which collected humorous home videos sent in by fans, and also provided voiceovers for the clips to ramp up the comedy.

He starred on the ABC series as Danny Tanner from 1987 through 1995, and then led the Netflix sequel series Fuller House for five seasons from 2016 to 2020; pictured with costars (L–R) Dave Coulier, Andrea Barber, Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit, John Stamos, Lori Loughlin, Jodie Sweetin, Mary-Kate Olsen, Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit, Candace Cameron and Scott Weinger

He starred on the ABC series as Danny Tanner from 1987 through 1995, and then led the Netflix sequel series Fuller House for five seasons from 2016 to 2020; pictured with costars (L–R) Dave Coulier, Andrea Barber, Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit, John Stamos, Lori Loughlin, Jodie Sweetin, Mary-Kate Olsen, Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit, Candace Cameron and Scott Weinger

Saget played a widowed sports anchor who moves in with his late wife's brother Jesse (John Stamos) and his childhood friend Joey (Dave Coulier) as they help him raise his three daughters, played by Candace Cameron, Jodie Sweetin and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who split the role of Michelle Tanner; seen with one of the Olsens in 1989

Saget played a widowed sports anchor who moves in with his late wife’s brother Jesse (John Stamos) and his childhood friend Joey (Dave Coulier) as they help him raise his three daughters, played by Candace Cameron, Jodie Sweetin and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who split the role of Michelle Tanner; seen with one of the Olsens in 1989

Although he didn’t appear in front of the camera, Saget’s recognizable voice narrated another ABC sitcom, How I Met Your Mother, in which he played an older version of Ted Mosby (played on-screen by Josh Radnor).

The actor and comedian poked fun at his image with a recurring role on HBO’s Entourage, and he also led the single-season WB sitcom Raising Dad, which featured rising stars Kat Dennings and Brie Larson with Sopranos fixture Jerry Adler.

Dennings expressed her sorrow at news of her former costars death on Sunday.

‘Oh god. Bob Saget!!! The loveliest man. I was his TV daughter for one season and he was always so kind and protective. So so sorry for his family,’ she tweeted. 

Saget wasn’t afraid to get a bit silly, and one of his recent appearances was as a disguised figure on The Masked Singer.

He focused more on his preferred brand of comedy in recent years with his podcast Bob Saget’s Here For You, which he began recording in 2020. 

'The loveliest man': Saget's Raising Dad costar Kat Dennings called him 'so kind and protective' in a tweet paying tribute to him

‘The loveliest man’: Saget’s Raising Dad costar Kat Dennings called him ‘so kind and protective’ in a tweet paying tribute to him

Family: The star is survived by his wife Kelly Rizzo, whom he married in 2018; seen with Rizzo in June 2021 in NYC

Family: The star is survived by his wife Kelly Rizzo, whom he married in 2018; seen with Rizzo in June 2021 in NYC

Children: He also leaves behind his three daughters — Aubrey, 34; Lara, 32; and Jennifer, 29 — all of whom he shared with his first wife Sherri Kramer, whom he was married to from 1982 to 1997; seen together in 2004

Children: He also leaves behind his three daughters — Aubrey, 34; Lara, 32; and Jennifer, 29 — all of whom he shared with his first wife Sherri Kramer, whom he was married to from 1982 to 1997; seen together in 2004

Other small but impactful roles include an uncredited part as a cocaine addict in Dave Chappelle’s 1998 stoner comedy Half Baked, and he was one of the many comedians featured in the documentary The Aristocrats, about the infamous foul comedy routine of the title.

When he wasn’t on stage or in front of the camera, Saget also tried his hand at directing.

He helmed the Norm Macdonald–starring comedy Dirty Work, which was reviled by critics but later reevaluated as a cult classic, and he provided voices for and directed the straight-to-video parody film Farce Of The Penguins. 

The star is survived by his wife Kelly Rizzo, whom he married in 2018, and his three children — Aubrey, 34; Lara, 32; and Jennifer, 29 — all of whom he shared with his first wife Sherri Kramer, whom he was married to from 1982 to 1997. 

Following news of Saget’s death, tributes began flowing in from his famous friends and admirers.

The Office star B.J. Novak, who had appeared on Bob Saget’s Here For You earlier in January, retweeted a clip from his episode and serenaded the late comic: ‘I have always and will always love Bob Saget.’ 

Respect: The Office star B.J. Novak, who had appeared on Bob Saget's Here For You earlier in January, retweeted a clip from his episode and serenaded the late comic: 'I have always and will always love Bob Saget'

Respect: The Office star B.J. Novak, who had appeared on Bob Saget’s Here For You earlier in January, retweeted a clip from his episode and serenaded the late comic: ‘I have always and will always love Bob Saget’

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