Comedian and actor of Full House Bob Saget has passed away on January 9 at the age of 65.
The news was confirmed in a statement released by Saget‘s family.
“We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today,” they said. “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.”
The father of three was found unresponsive in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando on Sunday. According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Saget was pronounced dead on the scene. While a cause of death has yet to be determined, authorities have stated that there have been no signs of foul play or drug use. They added that the medical examiner will be the one to determine his official cause of death.
Saget was in Florida for his comedy tour, having performed on Saturday night at Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. After the show, he tweeted: “Loved tonight’s show @PV_ConcertHall in Jacksonville. Appreciative audience. Thanks again to @RealTimWilkins for opening. I had no idea I did a 2hr set tonight. I’m happily addicted again to this s–t.”
Saget rose to fame in the 1990s for his role as widow and father Danny Tanner in the sitcom Full House. He was joined by other stars like Mary-Kate and Ashley Olson, Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, John Stamos, and Lori Laughlin. After eight seasons of the show, he later went on to host America’s Funniest Home Videos and lent his voice as the narrator for How I Met Your Mother.
In his later years, he enjoyed a successful career as a comedian, doing stand-up and hosting tours across the country. Many fellow comedians expressed their sadness at his passing and took to social media to give their condolences.
Saget leaves behind his wife, Kelly, and three children, Aubrey, Lara, and Jennifer.
Art Macky Arquilla