The beloved and longtime comedian Bob Saget, mostly known for his role as Danny Tanner a widowed father in the TV show “Full House”, died on Sunday, January 9, 2022, at the age of 65 in his hotel room. He was staying at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida.
The Sheriff’s Department and the fire department responded to the hotel around 4pm ET, after a security team member, who was sent to his hotel room as requested by the Saget family, found Bob unresponsive.
Bob was declared dead at the scene. His cause of death is still undetermined.
According to TMZ, Bob died peacefully in his sleep without suffering.
A preliminary autopsy that was performed on the morning of January 10 said: “At this time, there is no evidence of drug use or foul play.
“The cause and manner of death are pending further studies and investigation which may take up to 10-12 weeks to complete.”
The medical examiner’s office announced when the autopsy report has been finalized, “a follow up press statement will be released.”
A report from TMZ said the famed comedian may have died from a sudden medical emergency such as a heart attack or stroke.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office took to Twitter to announce his death, writing: “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,” the tweet concluded.
The actor and comedian had been touring the country, stopping at multiple locations in Florida.
On Saturday, January 8, 2022, he performed a show in Jacksonville.
“Loved tonight’s show @PV_ConcertHall in Jacksonville. Appreciative audience. Thanks again to @RealTimWilkins for opening,” Saget tweeted at around 3am on Sunday morning.
“I had no idea I did a 2 hr set tonight. I’m happily addicted again to this s***,” he continued.
Bob Saget’s funeral service was held January 14, 2022. It was well attended by friends, family, and Full House co-stars such as John Stamos and the Olsen Twins.
According to a source, Saget’s wife Kelly Rizzo delivered a moving speech at the service, breaking down in tears towards the end of it.
Who was Bob Saget?
Born on May 17, 1956, Bob Saget was a stand-up comedian, actor, television host, and director.
Saget graduated from Abington Senior High School in 1975, with the intention to pursue a career in medicine.
After his English teacher urged him to delve into his creativity, Saget went on to attend Temple University’s film school.
He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts in 1978.
After briefly appearing on CBS’ The Morning Program in 1987, Saget was cast as Danny Tanner in Full House, one of his most memorable roles.
By 1989, Saget had become the host of America’s Funniest Home Videos, where he remained until 1997.
He made his return to AFV in 2009 for the 20th Anniversary special, co-hosted by Tom Bergeron.
Throughout the 1990s, Saget directed multiple films, including For Hope and Dirty Work.
He went on to star in the sitcom Raising Dad, and appeared as the host of NBC game show, 1 vs. 100.
In the hit series How I Met Your Mother, Saget narrated the sitcom as the voice of future Ted Mosby.
On August 28, 2007, an HBO comedy special entitled That Ain’t Right came out on DVD and was dedicated to his late father.
He went on to star as a recurring character in the HBO show Entourage, later appearing in the 2015 feature film based on the series.
Saget released a book, Dirty Daddy, in 2014.
The book covers his career, influences, and life.
From 2016 until 2020, Saget reprised his role as Danny Tanner in the Full House sequel series, Fuller House.
Saget made his return to hosting in 2019, with ABC’s Videos After Dark and CMT game show, Nashville Squares.