Bob Saget, the veteran actor and comedian who became a household name with his role on Full House, died Sunday. He was 65.
Saget was found unresponsive at a hotel in Orlando, Florida and was pronounced deceased a short time later.
“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 Orange County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Sunday on Twitter.
Saget was on a national stand-up comedy tour and had kept fans updated with posts on his Instagram page.
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Saget was born in Philadelphia on May 17, 1956. He attended film school at Temple University and won a merit honor in the Student Academy Awards for his film titled Through Adam’s Eyes, about a boy who received reconstructive facial surgery.
After graduating from Temple, he worked on CBS’ The Morning Program in early 1987, before he landed the role of Danny Tanner on the hit comedy series Full House, which ran from 1987 to 1995.
In 1989, Saget became the host of America’s Funniest Home Videos and worked on both shows simultaneously. Saget would also later co-star on Full House sequel series Fuller House.
As news of his death spread Sunday, his fellow Full House co-stars paid tribute to Saget.
John Stamos 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.”
Candace Cameron Bure wrote on Twitter, “I don’t know what to say. I have no words. Bob was one of the best humans beings I’ve ever known in my life. I loved him so much.”
Dave Coulier tweeted, “My heart is broken. I love you, Bob. Your forever brother, Dave.”
Bob Saget is survived by his wife, Kelly Rizzo, and 3 children