Bob Saget Found Dead in Hotel Room at Age 65

Bob Saget. | Image from Al Jezeera

Well-known comedian and actor Bob Saget was found unresponsive in his hotel room in Orlando, Florida on Sunday. According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Around 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 9, police and the Orange County Fire Rescue Department responded to the Ritz-Carlton after hotel security found an unresponsive man within his room. Police identified him as Bob Saget and pronounced him dead on the scene. They mentioned that no drugs or “signs of foul play” were found, according to Fox News. The cause of death is undetermined but is being investigated by the medical examiner’s office.

Saget had just started a tour for his comedy show and performed at its first two shows over the weekend. On January 9, he tweeted, “Loved tonight’s show… appreciative audience” after his live show in Ponte Vedra Beach.

Saget leaves behind his wife Kelly Rizzo and his three daughters with ex-wife Sherri Kramer. He was 65 years old.

“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,” his family expressed in a statement.

Saget is known for his role as Danny Tanner in Full House and for being the host of America’s Funniest Home Videos through the 1980s and 1990s. In Full House, he played the single, widowed father of three young daughters in San Francisco whose brother-in-law and best friend moved into his home to help raise the girls together in one full house.

When John Stamos heard of Saget’s passing, he tweeted, “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.”

According to The Washington Post, Saget just responded to Betty White’s death a week ago on social media. Saget stated, “She always said the love of her life was her husband, Allen Ludden, who she lost in 1981. Well, if things work out by Betty’s design – in the afterlife, they are reunited… I don’t know what happens when we die, but if Betty says you get to be with the love of your life, then I happily defer to Betty on this.”

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