Bob Saget, a beloved comedian, and Full House star has died at the age of 65, according to officials.
In the 1990s, he rose to fame as loyal dad Danny Tanner on Full House and hosted America's Funniest Home Videos, before transitioning to standup comedy. In fact, before his death on Jan. 9, he was starting a tour.
Where did Bob Saget die?
Saget was discovered in his Orlando, Florida hotel.
“Earlier today, deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for a call about an unresponsive man in a hotel room,” the Orange County Sheriff’s Office 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.”
How did Bob Saget die?
Around 4 p.m., the sheriff's and fire departments were called to the hotel when security discovered Saget in his room. He was pronounced dead at the site, according to reports, though the cause of death has not been disclosed. Saget did a comedy show in Jacksonville on Saturday night as part of his I Don't Do Negative tour. His last tweet celebrated the occasion:
Did Bob Saget have COVID?
Given that Saget had been performing the night before he died, it is highly unlikely that he died as a result of COVID-19. Whatever his cause of death was, he did not require hospitalization or medical care as a result of being infected.
In Memory of Bob Saget
Saget was a talented comedian who put on a lot of stand-up shows throughout his career. That's What I'm Talkin' About, his 2014 comedy album, got him a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album. His current tour had a number of shows planned for the coming weeks.
Saget has performed in a number of films outside of comedy and television, the most notable of which was Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd in 2003. The film Killing Daniel, in which he made his final on-screen performance, has yet to be released.
Saget's wit and warmth in the role of Danny Tanner will undoubtedly be remembered. Saget felt like a father figure to kids who grew up watching Full House and then returned to the Tanner household with Fuller House.
It's a big blow losing him, especially given it happened so suddenly. He's made his impact on the entertainment business and the hearts of fans all over the world, and he'll never be forgotten.
R.I.P. Bob Saget: May 17, 1956 - Jan. 9, 2022