The Heart-Wrenching Death Of Bob Saget

Actor and comedian Bob Saget has died at 65 years old. On Sunday, at approximately 4 p.m. ET, first responders arrived at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Orlando, Florida, and according to sources, per TMZ, Saget was found unresponsive inside his hotel room. Those close to the actor have confirmed his death, but no further details were revealed. The Orange County Sheriff's Office also confirmed the news via Twitter, and they said the actor was declared dead at the scene. The only other details provided regarding his death were that there was no evidence of foul play and drugs were not involved.

Saget had been in Florida for his "I Don't Do Negative" stand-up comedy tour, and he was at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Saturday night for a performance. Per Entertainment Tonight, the comedian even posted a photo of himself and a tweet saying how he enjoyed the audience and received lots of positive vibes. "I'm back in comedy like I was when I was 26. I guess I'm finding my new voice and loving every moment of it," he wrote.

Bob Saget's successful career

Bob Saget is most famous for his role as Danny Tanner on the ABC sitcom "Full House," which aired for five seasons from 1987 to 1995. In 2016, Netflix revived the show with the title "Fuller House," and Saget reprised his role and frequently appeared in the sitcom. He was also the host of "America's Funniest Home Videos" for eight seasons from 1989 until 1997 (via Pop Culture). During the COVID-19 pandemic, Saget started a podcast titled "Bob Saget's Here for You," which featured guests, such as Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Hamm, Jason Sudeikis, and John Stamos, among others.

When Saget's death was announced, many in the industry paid tribute to the actor on social media. John Stamos, Saget's "Full House" co-star, wrote, "I will never ever have another friend like him. I love you so much Bobby." Comedian Gilbert Gottfried expressed his shock and said that he was laughing with him on the phone a few days before his death. Others described him as "the loveliest man," "the funniest and nicest," and someone who "had the biggest heart," per Variety. Saget is survived by his wife, Kelly Rizzo, and three daughters — Aubrey, Lara, and Jennifer — from his first wife Sherri Kramer.