UPDATE 3: In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, the Saget family said, “We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today. He was everything to us and we want you to know how much he loved his fans, performing live and bringing people from all walks of life together with laughter. Though we ask for privacy at this time, we invite you to join us in remembering the love and laughter that Bob brought to the world.”
UPDATE 2: Tributes for Bob Saget have started coming in from celebrities, including several from his “Full House” co-stars.
UPDATE: The Orange County Sheriff's Office says Saget’s death appears to be a mystery to them as so far, there are no signs of any red flags at the scene. "On arrival, [Deputies] located a man who was unresponsive in a hotel room. The man, identified as Robert Lane Saget, (DOB: 5/17/1956), was pronounced deceased on scene. We have no information on cause of death, and Detectives have found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case. This is all the information we have for release at this time and we do not anticipate further updates."
The Medical Examiner’s Office will make the final call on the cause and manner of death.
Bob Saget, most famous for his starring role as Danny Tanner on “Full House,” has died at the age of sixty-five (65). He passed away on Sunday (9th January 2022) at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida.
According to TMZ, the Sheriff's Department and the Fire Department responded to the Hotel around 4pm ET after Hotel Security found Saget unresponsive in his room. He was pronounced dead on the scene, but the circumstances of his death are still unclear.
Saget played the patriarch on the hit ABC sitcom for almost ten (10) years, landing the lead star role in 1987 and finishing out its first iteration in 1995 — opposite stars John Stamos, Dave Coulier and his TV daughters, Candace Cameron, Jodie Sweetin as well as Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who swapped the duties of portraying Michelle. He later reprised his role in 2016 for Netflix's reboot of the franchise, “Fuller House,” which ran for four (4) years and ended in 2020.
In addition to performing stand-up comedy and his “Full House” fame, Saget will also be remembered for hosting “America's Funniest Home Videos,” from 1989 to 1997, running concurrently with his time/tone on “Full House.”
Saget’s other notable acting credits include a recurring role on “Entourage,” in which he played a zany version of himself, the narrator's voice of “How I Met Your Mother,” another sitcom he starred in called “Raising Dad,” one of the penguins in “Farce of the Penguins,” the lead in “Surviving Suburbia,” and a standout cameo in “Half Baked” as a recovering crack head, among many, many other appearances on film and television over the years.
Saget is survived by his wife, Kelly Rizzo, and three (3) children.
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