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Bob Saget, who played Full House dad Danny Tanner, has died. He was 65.
"We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today," the Saget family said in a statement obtained by Yahoo Entertainment on Sunday. "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."
It continued, "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."
At just after 4 p.m. on Sunday, Orange County, Fla., Sheriff's deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, where the actor and comedian was found unresponsive in his hotel room. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case. The cause and manner of death will be determined by the medical examiner.
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 been on the road doing a comedy tour with dates schedule through June. On Saturday night, he was in Jacksonville — and he posted after the show.
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
Saget became a TV star playing the widowed father of three girls on Full House. It initially ran from 1987 to 1995. A reboot, Fuller House, was on from 2016 to 2020.
The Full House cast — including John Stamos, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Candace Cameron Bure, Dave Coulier, Lori Loughlin and Jodie Sweetin — have posted tributes:
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
My heart is broken. I love you, Bob. Your forever brother, Dave.
— Dave Coulier (@DaveCoulier) January 10, 2022
I don’t know what to say 💔. I have no words. Bob was one of the best humans beings I’ve ever known in my life. I loved him so much.
— Candace Cameron Bure (@candacecbure) January 10, 2022
The Olsens: "Bob was the most loving, compassionate and generous man. We are deeply saddened that he is no longer with us but know that he will continue to be by our side to guide us as gracefully as he always has. We are thinking of his daughters, wife and family and are sending our condolences.”
Loughlin: "Words cannot begin to express how devastated I am. Bob was more than my friend; he was my family. I will miss his kind heart and quick wit. Thank you for a lifetime of wonderful memories and laughter. I love you, Bobby."
Outside Full House, Saget hosted America's Funniest Home Videos and provided the voice of the future Ted Mosby on How I Met Your Mother. He had a recurring role in Entourage.
His comedy act was a contrast to wholesome Danny Tanner.
Saget was married to his second wife Kelly Rizzo since 2018. He has three adult children with his first wife, Sherri Kramer.
Social media tributes have been pouring in following the news, including many which note how "warm," "nice" and "kind" he was in addition to, of course, being funny:
Just the funniest and nicest…
— Jon Stewart (@jonstewart) January 10, 2022
Sad day for comedy world.
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) January 10, 2022
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. pic.twitter.com/TM8r1hzCfO
— Norman Lear (@TheNormanLear) January 10, 2022
Four decades of friendship. Had Thanksgiving with Bob once when we were coming up. He cooked the turkey but had no idea you were supposed to take the innards out. We completely lost it. Do us a favor Bob and stay outta hell so we can talk shit again someday. Love you, my friend. pic.twitter.com/CTXQrGYiT5
— George Wallace (@MrGeorgeWallace) January 10, 2022
Sail on my friend Bob Saget With your huge heart and abject lunacy,my condolences to his daughters & other family
— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) January 10, 2022
— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) January 10, 2022
Bob was at my house in October interviewing me for a documentary. He was sharp and dark and funny as always and we were gonna catch up over coffee when he was done editing and now I’m crying FUCK #RIPBobSaget pic.twitter.com/wgrp3cOXGE
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) January 10, 2022
I’ll miss Bob Saget so much. He was as kind as he was funny.
— Nikki Glaser (@NikkiGlaser) January 10, 2022
I am extremely saddened to just hear of the passing of my friend Bob Saget. You were always hilarious and kind. You made my life and so many other peoples lives better Bob. Rest In Peace.
— Tom Green (@tomgreenlive) January 10, 2022
Oh no. RIP Bob Saget. Truly one of the nicest guys and so funny. Very sad.
— marc maron (@marcmaron) January 10, 2022
There wasn’t a kinder person in Hollywood than Bob Saget. I am having trouble wrapping my head around this. I do not want to believe this. It’s all too much to handle.
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) January 10, 2022
I’m so 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. 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.
— Joel McHale (@joelmchale) January 10, 2022
I wanna share the voice texts I'm listening to that we were leaving each other this week. I'm laughing and crying. Im beyond sad. I can not believe this. I loved you Sag. We all did. pic.twitter.com/VGnQSHr7JO
— Dane Cook (@DaneCook) January 10, 2022
Damn it @bobsaget you left your body
I’ll forever celebrate your genius, your giant heart, and joy for life.
Thank you for helping me through the inevitable sadness of life with comedy. At least now you can hang with Rodney & Don again
Love you forever
— Seth Green (@SethGreen) January 10, 2022
— Melissa Rivers (@MelRivers) January 10, 2022
Oh Bob… you started my TV Dad and then as I became a comic you became my friend.. So sorry to hear of your passing.. but you will live on through your shows.. now make God laugh. 🙏🏽🙏🏾 #bobsaget pic.twitter.com/vwePjiVkIW
— Loni Love (@LoniLove) January 10, 2022
Still in shock. I just spoke with Bob a few days ago. We stayed on the phone as usual making each other laugh. RIP to friend, comedian & fellow Aristocrat Bob Saget. pic.twitter.com/TDKT8JoULq
— Gilbert Gottfried (@RealGilbert) January 10, 2022
Love you, Bob Saget.
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) January 10, 2022