He was best known for his role in 'Full House' and as the narrator in 'How I Met Your Mother'.
Bob Saget, the stand-up comedian, and actor has died at the age of 65. His family confirmed the same in a statement, reports CNN. He was best known to viewers as the idyllic father Danny Tanner on the comedy Full House.
The Orange County Sheriff's Office released a statement that revealed that Saget was discovered dead on Sunday in a hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes. The cause of his death has not been determined yet. The Sheriff's statement said, "The man was identified as Robert Saget & pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case."
In shock.— Ming-Na Wen (@MingNa) January 10, 2022
A sweet man with a wicked sense of humor. He was always fun to hang with.
RIP, Bob Saget. 🙏🏼😢 Gone way too soon. pic.twitter.com/2m2OhDtkuY
Saget was in the middle of a stand-up tour and had just finished a concert in Jacksonville on Saturday night, per The Guardian. He tweeted just 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 s—t."
Saget, who was born in Philadelphia in 1956, got his big break as Danny Tanner in Full House, which aired from 1987 to 1995. Saget then played the role again in Fuller House, a Netflix revival that aired for four years until 2020. Saget worked continuously in film and television roles after his initial wave of sitcom popularity. His role on CBS's How I Met Your Mother, as the narrator and voice of Ted Mosby earned him popularity with a whole new generation of sitcom fans.
John Stamos, who played the role of Tanner's brother-in-law, expressed his grief towards the incident, by tweeting, "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.”
Saget maintained a presence in stand-up comedy throughout the years, making many specials and touring with his shows.
Saget was in the middle of a tour that would take him to New York, Canada, and numerous other cities in the following months when he died. He was on the board of directors of Scleroderma Research Foundation—a cause that was extremely close to his heart—for which frequently staged comedy events to generate funds. According to his website, he lost his sister to this chronic illness in 1994 and has been working to help other patients with Scleroderma and their families ever since.
Saget described his humor in a 2013 interview with Esquire. He said, "I am basically just a nine-year-old boy that evolved." To the days leading up to his death, he worked to defy his success related to "clean" jokes and started adopting explicit jokes into his shows and podcast. Fellow comedians and actors are coming up to relinquish the memories they have had with the 65-year-old comedian and are paying their tributes and respect to his success on social media.
Saget has a family of three children and his wife, Kelly Rizzo. Rizzo spoke to Page Six about the heartbreaking incident, "We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today. 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."
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