Actor/comedian Bob Saget, who rose to fame on ABC’s “Full House,” has passed away this weekend at the start of his new comedy tour in Orlando, FL. He was 65.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office tweeted today that earlier in the afternoon, around 4pm, deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for a call about an unresponsive man in a hotel room. The man was identified as Robert Saget and pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case.
Earlier today, deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for a call about an unresponsive man in a hotel room. The man was identified as Robert Saget & pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case. #BobSaget pic.twitter.com/aB1UKiOlmi
— Orange County Sheriff's Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) January 10, 2022
Saget had just kicked off his “I Don’t Do Negative” tour on Friday at the Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando, followed by a date on on Saturday night at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall in Jacksonville, FL.
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
The actor got one of his first TV credits on ABC’s “Bosum Buddies,” but it was as Danny Tanner on ABC’s “Full House” that he became a household name, starring in the series from 1987 to 1995 (and it’s Netflix reboot “Fuller House” from 2016 to 2020).
He also hosted “America’s Funniest Home Videos” from it’s intial special in 1989, through the first eight seasons of the show, retiring from it in 1997.
He was also known for his stand-up comedy, which could get a bit raunchy, and his podcasts.
I had the pleasure of hearing him speak last August at a panel at MegaCon Orlando with his “Full House” co-stars and he spoke very warmly about his years on the show, and his friendship with the cast.
The medical examiner will release a cause of death soon, but it’s a sad way to start 2022. RIP Mr. Saget and thank you for all the laughs!
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