Bob Saget Dead at 65: Remembering the Comedian
The comedy world has lost a legend: Bob Saget has died. He was 65 years old.
The star, best known for his role of Danny Tanner on the ’80s and ’90s sitcom Full House and its recent Netflix sequel Fuller House, was found dead inside a room at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Orlando, Fla. on Sunday, Jan. 9. His cause of death was not disclosed.
“On 1/9/2022, just after 4 p.m., deputies responded to the 4000 block of Central Florida Parkway (Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes) in response to a man down call,” the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement to E! News. They found a man unresponsive in a hotel bedroom upon arrival. On arrival, the man was identified as Robert Lane Saget and declared dead. Detectives have not found any evidence of foul play or drug abuse in the case. We do not know the cause of death. “
The statement said, “This is all we have at the moment and we don’t anticipate any further updates.” The Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the cause and manner in which he died. “
Saget was on a standup comedy tour at the time of his death. On Saturday, January 8, he performed his last performance onstage at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, Ponte Vedra Beach (Fla.), near Jacksonville. That night, he posted what would become his final Instagram post.
“Okay, I loved tonight’s show @pontevedra_concerthall in Jacksonville,” he wrote, alongside a selfie. “Really nice audience. There was a lot of positivity. It was also held last night in Orlando at Hard Rock Live. We were very grateful to our audience. Thank you again @comediantimwilkins, for opening. I didn’t know I did a 2 hour set tonight. I’m back in comedy like I was when I was 26. I think I’m finding my voice again and I love every minute of it. “
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He continued, “A’ight, see you in two weeks Jan. 28 & 29 @pbimprov with my brother @therealmikeyoung. And check BobSaget.com for my dates in 2022.Goin’ everywhere until I get the special shot. Then I will keep going, because I am addicted to this s—. [peace sign emoji]. “
Saget is survived by his wife of three years, Kelly Rizzo, and his daughters, Lara, Aubrey and Jennifer. Their mother is his ex-wife Sherri Kramer.
” We are deeply sorry to announce that Bob, our beloved brother, has passed away,” Saget’s family stated in a statement to E! News. News. We ask for your privacy, but we invite you all to come join us in remembering Bob’s love and laughter. “
Saget, a native of Philadelphia, graduated Temple University’s film school in 1978. made his TV comedy debut on the game show Make Me Laugh a year later. His breakout acting role came in 1987, with the debut of Full House. He was a single father to three girls and earned the nickname “America’s dad” (or at most one). In addition to his role of Danny Tanner, Saget is also best known for hosting America’s F