Bob Saget dies at 65: The Full House star has been found dead in an Orlando hotel room


Bob Saget, who went from being a respected stand-up comedian to a successful star of Full House, has reportedly died at age 65.

Sources close to the comic say he died Sunday at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida, TMZ reports.

Employees of the hotel reportedly found Saget in his room around 4 p.m., and Sheriff’s deputies and and the fire department arrived soon after. 

Few details are currently available about the circumstances leading up to Saget’s death, though sources say that he was pronounced dead in his hotel room. 

Shocking death: Bob Saget, who went from being a respected stand-up comedian to a successful star of Full House, reportedly died Sunday at age 65

Last post: Saget's final Twitter and Instagram posts were sent late at night following his final performance in Jacksonville, Florida, on Saturday. He wrote that performing felt as fresh as 'when I was 26' and said he was 'finding my new voice and loving every moment of it'

Last post: Saget’s final Twitter and Instagram posts were sent late at night following his final performance in Jacksonville, Florida, on Saturday. He wrote that performing felt as fresh as ‘when I was 26’ and said he was ‘finding my new voice and loving every moment of it’

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office told TMZ that it has ‘no information on cause of death, and detectives have found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case.’ 

Officials added that ‘the Medical Examiner’s Office will make the final call on the cause and manner of death.’

The comedian’s unexpected death comes amid his cross-country stand-up tour, which kicked off back in September 2021.

He had recently played a string of dates in Florida, including a show in Orlando.

On Saturday, the night before his body was discovered, Saget sent his final tweet following a show at Jacksonville, Florida’s Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. 

‘Loved tonight’s show @PV_ConcertHall in Jacksonville. Appreciative audience,’ he wrote. ‘Thanks again to @RealTimWilkins for opening. I had no idea I did a 2 hr set tonight. I’m happily addicted again to this s***. Check BobSaget.com for my dates in 2022.’

Mysterious death: Few details are currently available about the circumstances leading up to Saget's death, though sources say that he was pronounced dead in his hotel room; seen on Full House in 1987 with costar John Stamos (R)

Mysterious death: Few details are currently available about the circumstances leading up to Saget’s death, though sources say that he was pronounced dead in his hotel room; seen on Full House in 1987 with costar John Stamos (R)

He starred on the ABC series as Danny Tanner from 1987 through 1995, and then led the Netflix sequel series Fuller House for five seasons from 2016 to 2020; pictured with costars (L–R) Dave Coulier, Andrea Barber, Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit, John Stamos, Lori Loughlin, Jodie Sweetin, Mary-Kate Olsen, Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit, Candace Cameron and Scott Weinger

He starred on the ABC series as Danny Tanner from 1987 through 1995, and then led the Netflix sequel series Fuller House for five seasons from 2016 to 2020; pictured with costars (L–R) Dave Coulier, Andrea Barber, Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit, John Stamos, Lori Loughlin, Jodie Sweetin, Mary-Kate Olsen, Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit, Candace Cameron and Scott Weinger

Although he developed a reputation among his fellow stand-up comedians for his profane comedy sets, Saget paradoxically had his greatest success with the heartwarming sitcom Full House.

He starred on the ABC series as Danny Tanner from 1987 through 1995, and then led the Netflix sequel series Fuller House for five seasons from 2016 to 2020.

Saget played a widowed  sports anchor who moves in with his late wife’s brother Jesse (John Stamos) and his childhood friend Joey (Dave Coulier) as they help him raise his three daughters, played by Candace Cameron, Jodie Sweetin and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who split the role of Michelle Tanner.

Saget’s Full House costar John Stamos wrote that he was ‘broken’ and ‘gutted’ after hearing the news.

‘I am in complete and utter shock. I will never ever have another friend like him. I love you so much Bobby,’ he lamented on Twitter. 

The comedian played up his family-friendly bona fides by concurrently starring on America’s Funniest Home Videos from 1989 through 1997.

He hosted the series, which collected humorous home videos sent in by fans, and also provided voiceovers for the clips to ramp up the comedy.

Saget played a widowed sports anchor who moves in with his late wife's brother Jesse (John Stamos) and his childhood friend Joey (Dave Coulier) as they help him raise his three daughters, played by Candace Cameron, Jodie Sweetin and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who split the role of Michelle Tanner; seen with one of the Olsens in 1989

Saget played a widowed sports anchor who moves in with his late wife’s brother Jesse (John Stamos) and his childhood friend Joey (Dave Coulier) as they help him raise his three daughters, played by Candace Cameron, Jodie Sweetin and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who split the role of Michelle Tanner; seen with one of the Olsens in 1989

Back for more: The actor reunited with his costars for the sequel series Fuller House on Netflix from 2016 to 2020; seen with Stamos on The View in 2014

Back for more: The actor reunited with his costars for the sequel series Fuller House on Netflix from 2016 to 2020; seen with Stamos on The View in 2014

Saget's Full House costar John Stamos wrote that he was 'broken' and 'gutted' after hearing the news. 'I am in complete and utter shock. I will never ever have another friend like him. I love you so much Bobby,' he lamented

Saget’s Full House costar John Stamos wrote that he was ‘broken’ and ‘gutted’ after hearing the news. ‘I am in complete and utter shock. I will never ever have another friend like him. I love you so much Bobby,’ he lamented

Although he didn’t appear in front of the camera, Saget’s recognizable voice narrated another ABC sitcom, How I Met Your Mother, in which he played an older version of Ted Mosby (played on-screen by Josh Radnor).

The actor and comedian poked fun at his image with a recurring role on HBO’s Entourage, and he also led the single-season WB sitcom Raising Dad, which featured rising stars Kat Dennings and Brie Larson with Sopranos fixture Jerry Adler.

Dennings expressed her sorrow at news of her former costars death on Sunday.

‘Oh god. Bob Saget!!! The loveliest man. I was his TV daughter for one season and he was always so kind and protective. So so sorry for his family,’ she tweeted. 

Saget wasn’t afraid to get a bit silly, and one of his recent appearances was as a disguised figure on The Masked Singer.

He focused more on his preferred brand of comedy in recent years with his podcast Bob Saget’s Here For You, which he began recording in 2020. 

'The loveliest man': Saget's Raising Dad costar Kat Dennings called him 'so kind and protective' in a tweet paying tribute to him

‘The loveliest man’: Saget’s Raising Dad costar Kat Dennings called him ‘so kind and protective’ in a tweet paying tribute to him

Family: The star is survived by his wife Kelly Rizzo, whom he married in 2018; seen with Rizzo in June 2021 in NYC

Family: The star is survived by his wife Kelly Rizzo, whom he married in 2018; seen with Rizzo in June 2021 in NYC

Children: He also leaves behind his three daughters — Aubrey, 34; Lara, 32; and Jennifer, 29 — all of whom he shared with his first wife Sherri Kramer, whom he was married to from 1982 to 1997; seen together in 2004

Children: He also leaves behind his three daughters — Aubrey, 34; Lara, 32; and Jennifer, 29 — all of whom he shared with his first wife Sherri Kramer, whom he was married to from 1982 to 1997; seen together in 2004

Other small but impactful roles include an uncredited part as a cocaine addict in Dave Chappelle’s 1998 stoner comedy Half Baked, and he was one of the many comedians featured in the documentary The Aristocrats, about the infamous foul comedy routine of the title.

When he wasn’t on stage or in front of the camera, Saget also tried his hand at directing.

He helmed the Norm Macdonald–starring comedy Dirty Work, which was reviled by critics but later reevaluated as a cult classic, and he provided voices for and directed the straight-to-video parody film Farce Of The Penguins. 

The star is survived by his wife Kelly Rizzo, whom he married in 2018, and his three children — Aubrey, 34; Lara, 32; and Jennifer, 29 — all of whom he shared with his first wife Sherri Kramer, whom he was married to from 1982 to 1997. 

Following news of Saget’s death, tributes began flowing in from his famous friends and admirers.

Respect: The Office star B.J. Novak, who had appeared on Bob Saget's Here For You earlier in January, reacted to the news with a simple broken-hearted emoji. On January 3, he had retweeted a clip from his episode and serenaded the late comic: 'I have always and will always love Bob Saget'

Respect: The Office star B.J. Novak, who had appeared on Bob Saget’s Here For You earlier in January, reacted to the news with a simple broken-hearted emoji. On January 3, he had retweeted a clip from his episode and serenaded the late comic: ‘I have always and will always love Bob Saget’

‘Sail on my friend 

Last call: Saget's friend and fellow comic Gilbert Gottfried shared a photo of the two warmly embracing in his tribute post, in which he said the two spoke on the phone just days earlier

Last call: Saget’s friend and fellow comic Gilbert Gottfried shared a photo of the two warmly embracing in his tribute post, in which he said the two spoke on the phone just days earlier

Kind words: Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen tweeted that the Full House star 'had the biggest heart and wore it on his sleeve' and called him a 'mensch'

Kind words: Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen tweeted that the Full House star ‘had the biggest heart and wore it on his sleeve’ and called him a ‘mensch’

Having a blast: On Instagram, he included a photo of the late comic smiling while wearing sunglasses

Having a blast: On Instagram, he included a photo of the late comic smiling while wearing sunglasses

The best: Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart simply wrote that Saget was 'Just the funniest and nicest...'

The best: Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart simply wrote that Saget was ‘Just the funniest and nicest…’

The Office star B.J. Novak, who had appeared on Bob Saget’s Here For You earlier in January, reacted to the news with a simple broken-hearted emoji. 

On January 3, he had retweeted a clip from his episode and serenaded the late comic: ‘I have always and will always love Bob Saget.’ 

Saget’s friend and fellow comic Gilbert Gottfried shared a photo of the two warmly embracing in his tribute post.

‘Still in shock. I just spoke with Bob a few days ago,’ he wrote. ‘We stayed on the phone as usual making each other laugh. RIP to friend, comedian & fellow Aristocrat Bob Saget.’

Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen tweeted that the Full House star ‘had the biggest heart and wore it on his sleeve.’

‘He was so generous with his feelings. A mensch,’ he added. 

Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart simply wrote that Saget was ‘Just the funniest and nicest…’  

Old friends: Television writer and producer Norman Lear was beamed in a photo featuring Saget. 'Bob Saget was as lovely a human as he was funny. And to my mind, he was hilarious. We were close friends and I could not have loved him more,' he wrote

Old friends: Television writer and producer Norman Lear was beamed in a photo featuring Saget. ‘Bob Saget was as lovely a human as he was funny. And to my mind, he was hilarious. We were close friends and I could not have loved him more,’ he wrote

Beloved: Star Trek's George Takei wrote that he was 'saddened to learn of the untimely passing of comedian Bob Saget,' whom he said was a 'regular presence in our living rooms, bring to us the funniest videos and countless belly laughs'

Beloved: Star Trek’s George Takei wrote that he was ‘saddened to learn of the untimely passing of comedian Bob Saget,’ whom he said was a ‘regular presence in our living rooms, bring to us the funniest videos and countless belly laughs’

Having a laugh: Henry Winkler alluded to Saget's risqué stand-up comedy in his tribute. 'BOB ... it was great to know you ... Oh are you going to make God blush,' he joked

Having a laugh: Henry Winkler alluded to Saget’s risqué stand-up comedy in his tribute. ‘BOB … it was great to know you … Oh are you going to make God blush,’ he joked

'I will miss you so much Bob': Community star Joel McHale wrote that he was 'shocked at @bobsaget's passing' and shared his thoughts for Saget's wife and children

‘I will miss you so much Bob’: Community star Joel McHale wrote that he was ‘shocked at @bobsaget’s passing’ and shared his thoughts for Saget’s wife and children

Legendary television writer and producer Norman Lear was beaming ear-to-ear in a throwback photo he posted featuring Saget.

‘Bob Saget was as lovely a human as he was funny. And to my mind, he was hilarious. We were close friends and I could not have loved him more,’ he wrote.

Star Trek’s George Takei wrote that he was ‘saddened to learn of the untimely passing of comedian Bob Saget,’ whom he said was a ‘regular presence in our living rooms, bring to us the funniest videos and countless belly laughs.’

‘Gone too soon, like so many of the brightest souls,’ he added. 

Henry Winkler alluded to Saget’s risqué stand-up comedy in his tribute. 

‘BOB … it was great to know you … Oh are you going to make God blush,’ he joked. 

Community star Joel McHale wrote that he was ‘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,’ he continued. ‘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.’

Tragic: Howie Mandel posted a playful photo featuring his old friend and wrote, 'Comedy and tragedy are so close together and today they collided'

Tragic: Howie Mandel posted a playful photo featuring his old friend and wrote, ‘Comedy and tragedy are so close together and today they collided’

Just spoke to him: Comedian Dane cook wrote that he was 'stunned beyond belief' at Saget's death and said they had recently chatted together and recorded a podcast

Just spoke to him: Comedian Dane cook wrote that he was ‘stunned beyond belief’ at Saget’s death and said they had recently chatted together and recorded a podcast

Can't believe it: The Masked Singer panelist Ken Jeong was in 'shock' and 'so numb right now'

Can’t believe it: The Masked Singer panelist Ken Jeong was in ‘shock’ and ‘so numb right now’

Fun to be around: Russell Crowe applauded Saget as 'a good hang' and 'a good chat,' adding that he was 'kind, funny, generous'

Fun to be around: Russell Crowe applauded Saget as ‘a good hang’ and ‘a good chat,’ adding that he was ‘kind, funny, generous’

Howie Mandel posted a playful photo featuring his old friend and wrote, ‘Comedy and tragedy are so close together and today they collided.’ 

Comedian Dane cook wrote that he was ‘stunned beyond belief’ at Saget’s death.

‘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,’ he wrote. ‘I loved him. I can not believe this.’

The Masked Singer panelist Ken Jeong was in ‘shock’ and ‘so numb right now.’ 

Russell Crowe applauded Saget as ‘a good hang’ and ‘a good chat,’ adding that he was ‘kind, funny, generous.’ 

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