Actor/comedian Bob Saget, who rose to fame on ABC’s “Full House,” has passed away following the start of a comedy tour in Orlando, FL. He was 65.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office tweeted Sunday that earlier in the day, around 4pm, 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.
Saget had just kicked off his “I Don’t Do Negative” tour on Friday at the Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando.
I had the pleasure of hearing him speak last August at a panel at MegaCon Orlando, where he talked about how much he enjoyed working on “Full House.”
The actor got one of his first TV credits on ABC’s “Bosum Buddies,” but it was as Danny Tanner on ABC’s “Full House” that he became a household name, starring in the series from 1987 to 1995 (and its Netflix reboot “Fuller House” from 2016 to 2020).
He also hosted “America’s Funniest Home Videos” from it’s intial special in 1989, through the first eight seasons of the show, retiring from it in 1997.
According to his Twitter, he had just performed on Saturday night at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall in Jacksonville, FL. RIP Mr. Saget. Thanks for all the laughs!
Saget’s “Full House” co-stars John Stamos and Dave Coulier posted to their Twitter about Saget’s passing:
ABC also posted a nice tribute: