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Bob Saget, comedian and ‘Full House’ star, dies at 65

The former ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ host was found at his hotel in Orlando. Bob Saget, whose comedic, affable portrayal of widowed dad Danny Tanner on the sitcom Full House made him one of TV’s most popular dads, was found dead Sunday (Jan. 9) in his hotel room in Orlando, Florida, the Sheriff’s Department confirmed to…

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The former host of ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos was found in his Orlando hotel.

Bob Saget, whose comedic, affable portrayal of widowed dad Danny Tanner on the sitcom Full House made him one of TV’s most popular dads, was found dead Sunday (Jan. 9) in his hotel room in Orlando, Florida, the Sheriff’s Department confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 65.

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Saget was also the long-running host of America’s Funniest Videos . He was on a comedy tour and was discovered unresponsive in his room at Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes. Authorities said. Authorities declared the actor dead at the scene.

Although no information was available on the cause of death of the victim, the sheriff’s office stated that detectives did not find any evidence of drug or foul play.

” We are shocked to announce that Bob has passed away. “He was everything to us, and we want to let you know how much he loved people. He performed live and brought people from all walks together with laughter,” the Saget Family said in a statement to THR. We ask for privacy but we invite you to come join us in remembering Bob’s love and laughter .”

The Philadelphia native got his start with a stint on CBS’ The Morning Program in 1987, just before landing his breakout role as Danny Tanner on ABC’s popular family sitcom Full House.

Saget rose to prominence with his portrayal of Tanner (a father of three girls who lost his wife) and moves in with John Stamos (his brother-in-law) and Dave Coulier (his best friend). Though the ABC show was hardly a critical success, it struck a chord with audiences and ran from 1987 to 1995. The sitcom was later revived with much of the cast on the Netflix sequel series Fuller House in 2016.

Full House launched Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, and Candace Cameron Bure’s careers, and paved the way for Lori Loughlin, Coulier, and Stamos.

“I am broken,” Stamos tweeted Sunday. “I am gutted. “I am in total and utter shock. I will never have another friend like him. Bobby .”

I love you so very much.

In 1989, Saget debuted as the original host on America’s Funniest Home Videos, a role he held until 1997.

He was also known for his film work, making his feature directorial debut with the raunchy 1998 Norm MacDonald movie Dirty Work. He later directed 2007’s Farce of the Penguins, a parody of the hit documentary March of the Penguins.

Another notable television work was the voice of Ted Mosby, an adult, on CBS’ long-running How You Met Your Mother ..

Saget also was a stand-up comedian. His on-stage work with projects such as Dirty ,, reflected his less family-friendly outlook. During a 2015 Esquire profile, Saget explained that he saw humor as an outlet for life’s difficult moments, including the loss of two sisters who died at young ages.

“If you’ve seen a lot and want to live a happy life, and your children and your friends are happy, then you have a value system that raises the bar for what’s important,” he stated about comedy.

Saget had been on tour in Florida. He performed Saturday night at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall near Jacksonville. In his final tweet, sent early in the morning on Sunday, he gushed about the “appreciative audience” at his show that night. He wrote that he didn’t know he did a 2-hour set tonight. “I am happy addicted again to this –.”

This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.



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