Bob Saget, who won America’s hearts as widower Danny Tanner in ABC hit “Full House,” died on Sunday at the age of 65.
The comedian was discovered dead in his hotel room by security at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, following a live comedy show he performed in Jacksonville the night prior.
Emergency responders arrived at the hotel at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday and were unable to revive him. Law enforcement officials do not believe his passing is the result of foul play.
“Earlier today, 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,” the Orange County Sheriff’s Department tweeted on Sunday night.
“The man was identified as Robert Saget & pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case,” the account noted.
Saget’s last public communication came twelve hours before his body was discovered. He joyously shared an on-stage selfie and expressed how much he enjoyed doing stand up comedy.
Loved tonight’s show @PV_ConcertHall in Jacksonville. Appreciative audience. Thanks again to @RealTimWilkins for opening. I had no idea I did a 2 hr set tonight. I’m happily addicted again to this shit. Check https://t.co/nqJyTiiezU for my dates in 2022. pic.twitter.com/pEgFuXxLd3
— bob saget (@bobsaget) January 9, 2022
The actor starred in “Full House,” the backbone of ABC’s TGIT lineup from 1987-1995, alongside Candace Cameron Bure, John Stamos, and the Olsen twins. He reprised the role as a recurring guest star in the Netflix reboot, “Fuller House” for 15 episodes.
Saget was a double threat during ABC primetime, when he starred in the family comedy by day and hosted smash hit “America’s Funniest Home Videos” after hours from 1989 to 1997.
He eventually pivoted into directing with the 1998 cult classic “Dirty Work,” which starred the late comic Norm MacDonald, and 2006 mockumentary “Farce of the Penguins.”
In a lesser known role, he narrated as the future dad for 206 episodes of CBS’s “How I Met Your Mother,” and hid his singing talent on Fox’s second season of “The Masked Singer” in 2020.
Saget’s friends and co-stars are devastated by the loss of the comedian. “I am broken. I am gutted. I am in complete and utter shock. I will never ever have another friend like him. I love you so much Bobby,” tweeted fellow “Full House” star John Stamos.
“I don’t know what to say,” wrote Candace Cameron Bure, who played his eldest daughter DJ on the show. “I have no words. Bob was one of the best human beings I’ve ever known in my life. I loved him so much.
“I’m shocked and saddened to learn that Bob Saget is gone,” Billy Crystal memorialized. “A great friend and one of the funniest and sweetest people I have ever known. My love to his beautiful family.”
“BOB … it was great to know you … Oh are you going to make God blush,” Henry Winkler added.
“I’m so shocked at @bobsaget’s passing. One of the most kind & thoughtful people I’ve ever come across & he just happened to be one of the funniest on the planet. I will miss you so much Bob. Love you dear friend. I’m so sorry @kellyrizzo. And so sorry to the rest of the family,” said comedian Joel McHale.
“I’m stunned beyond belief –@bobsaget has died. I’m confused and sad here… I just spoke with him a couple days ago and we just had the most beautiful podcast chat over the holidays. I loved him,” mourned comedian Dane cook. “I can not believe this.”