Full House’s Bob Saget Dies at 65

Bob Saget, comedian, actor, television host and former star of Full House, is dead at 65.

As reported by TMZ, sources confirm that the actor was found dead at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Orlando, Florida by hotel security. After a response from the Sheriff's department and fire department, Saget was pronounced dead on the scene.

An official statement from Orange County Sheriff's office stated that deputies were called to the hotel regarding "an unresponsive man in a hotel room," who was identified to be Saget. "Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case," the statement read. Saget had been touring the United States and performed a stand-up set in Jacksonville, Florida the Saturday before his passing.

Saget was a well-known comedian and actor, perhaps most known for his role as Danny Tanner on ABC's Full House for nine seasons, starting in 1987 until the series finale in 1995, with his role as the well-mannered Danny Tanner on Full House serving as a staunch contrast from his normally adult-oriented stand-up comedy. Saget later reprised the role for the Netflix reboot of the sitcom, Fuller House, which concluded a four-season run in 2020.  He also served as the host of America's Funniest Home Videos between 1989 and 1997, and was the voice of a future Ted Mosby on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother for the entire nine-season run between 2005 and 2014. He also had a recurring role on HBO's Entourage from 2005 to 2010, in which he played a parody of himself.

Saget was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1956. He began his career in entertainment as a member of CBS' The Morning Program, before he was cast as Danny Tanner on Full House, the single father of on-screen daughters portrayed by Candace Cameron, Jodie Sweetin and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. He was joined by his co-stars Dave Coulier and John Stamos. He would later reprise the role on Fuller House.

Over the course of his career, Saget appeared in various sitcoms, as the host of game shows, and even had his own stand-up comedy special on HBO in 2007 titled That Ain't Right, dedicated to his father Ben Saget. He also appeared briefly in the Broadway musical The Drowsy Chaperone, in 2008.

Saget is survived by his wife Kelly Rizzo and his three children.

Source: TMZ, Twitter

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