Full House star Bob Saget found dead at 65

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Bob Saget, most famous for starring as Danny Tanner in Full House, has died at the age of 65.

In a tweet on Monday morning, Orange County Sheriff's Office confirmed the star had passed away on Sunday, January 9 (local time) at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Orlando, Florida.

Bob Saget. Photo: Twitter/bobsaget.
Bob Saget shared this selfie after performing standup in Jacksonville, Florida on January 9. Photo: Twitter/bobsaget.

Bob Saget dead at 65

"Earlier today, deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for a call about an unresponsive man in a hotel room," the statement began.

"The man was identified as Robert Saget & pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case."

No further details on his cause of death have been revealed.

TMZ reports that the Sheriff's Department and the fire department responded to the hotel around 4pm Sunday local time (7am AEST Monday, January 10) after hotel security found Saget in his room.


Saget had been touring his standup show, "I Don't Do Negative" in the US since September and the night before his death, he performed in Jacksonville.

He took to Twitter to share a selfie on stage and thank the audience for attending before plugging the remaining dates on his tour which was set to wrap up in June.

"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 shit. Check http://BobSaget.com for my dates in 2022," Saget wrote.

Saget (centre) with his Full House co-stars Dave Coulier (holding Mary-Kate/Ashley Olsen), Jodie Sweetin, John Stamos and Candace Cameron in 1987. Photo: Getty Images.

Along with his iconic near 10-year role on Full House, Saget also hosted America's Funniest Home Videos from 1989 to '97 and made a name for himself with his raunchy brand of standup comedy.

He returned as Danny for Netflix's Fuller House reboot in 2016, reuniting with his former co-stars John Stamos (Jesse Katsopolis), Dave Coulier (Joey Gladstone) and Lori Loughlin (Rebecca Donaldson-Katsopolis).

Saget was the voice behind Ted Mosby, the narrator of How I Met Your Mother for nine seasons and in 2014 he released an autobiography, Dirty Daddy.

More recently, Saget had launched his own podcast, "Bob Saget's Here for You" and appeared as the Squiggly Monster on the US version of The Masked Singer.

Saget is survived by his second wife, Kelly Rizzo, and three adult daughters who he shared with his first wife, Sherri Kramer.

Tributes for Bob

Tributes have begun flowing in for the late Bob Saget, with fellow stars taking to social media to remember the late actor and comedian.

A 'broken' and ''gutted' John Stamos tweeted a heartfelt tribute to his former co-star and friend, 'Bobby'.

Patton Oswalt recalled being interviewed by Saget for a documentary at his home in October last year, saying that they agreed to 'catch up over coffee' when he had finished editing it.

A tweet by Patton Oswalt about Bob Saget's death. Photo: Twitter/pattonoswalt.
Patton Oswalt reacted to his friend Bob Saget's death. Photo: Twitter/pattonoswalt.

Kat Dennings, who played Saget's on-screen daughter in the short-lived TV series, Raising Dad, remembered him as a 'wonderful guy'.

Aussie star Russell Crowe called Saget 'kind, funny, generous'.

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