Bob Saget Found Dead In Hotel Room At 65
Actor and comedian Bob Saget was found dead in his Orlando hotel room on Sunday.
He was found by hotel security in his room at the Ritz-Carlton, and was pronounced dead at the scene. His cause of death is yet to be determined, but the Orange County Sheriff’s Office stated that “detectives have found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case.”
Bob Saget Cause Of Death
Saget, 65, was in the midst of a stand-up comedy tour that was meant to run until May, and he tweeted late Saturday night that he was “happily addicted again” to performing live 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
Despite his status as a legendary raunchy standup, Saget was also a successful actor and presenter for family-friendly shows through the late ’80s and ’90s. He was perhaps best known for his role as widowed father Danny Tanner in Full House and as the founding host on the clip show America’s Funniest Home Videos.
After the height of his popularity and biggest starring roles, Saget continued performing stand-up and still netted regular acting work on shows like Entourage and How I Met Your Mother.
Saget was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 17, 1956, to Benjamin and Rosalyn Saget. He grew up between Los Angeles and Philadelphia and attended film school at Temple University. His student film, a documentary called Through Adam’s Eyes, won a Student Academy Award.
A medical emergency at an early age shocked Saget out of being “a cocky, overweight twenty-two-year-old” and caused him to begin taking his life and aspirations more seriously, according to a 1990 interview.
Saget, who was well-liked among Hollywood circles and honored as a comedian’s comedian, received an outpouring of social media tributes following the news of his death. The most emotional one was from his Full House co-star, John Stamos.
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.
— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) January 10, 2022
Saget is survived by his wife Kelly Rizzo and three children.
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