MONDAY, Jan. 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) – "Full House" actor and comic Bob Saget was found dead Sunday in his Florida hotel room, the night after performing at a concert hall near Jacksonville. He was 65.
Best known for playing Danny Tanner on “Full House” and “Fuller House” and as the host of “American’s Funniest Home Videos,” Saget’s death was confirmed by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, The New York Times reported.
The cause of death was unknown, but there were no signs of either foul play or drug use, according to the sheriff’s office, which said he was found unresponsive in a hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes.
Saget had tweeted earlier on Sunday thanking the “appreciative audience.”
“I had no idea I did a 2 hr set tonight,” he said. “I’m happily addicted again to this.”
Saget was born in Philadelphia and graduated from Temple University in 1978 before becoming a comedian. He studied film at Temple, receiving a student Academy Award for documentary merit for the film titled “Through Adam’s Eyes.”
His stand-up routines were known to be raunchy and filled with profanity, even though he was conversely known for playing squeaky-clean characters on his network television shows.
In 2017, Saget told Jimmy Kimmel how long-time friend and comedian Don Rickles described his act. Rickles said Saget "comes out like a Jewish Clark Kent.” Saget then sang about a dog and a monkey before using a verb censored on network television, the Times said.
From 1987 to 1995, Saget played a widowed father who was raising two daughters with the help of his brother-in-law and best friend on the family show “Full House.” His co-stars included John Stamos, Lori Loughlin, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and Candace Cameron Bure.
Stamos tweeted Sunday, “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.”
Read more about Bob Saget on his website.
SOURCE: The New York Times