- Actor and comedian Bob Saget has died
- He was 65 when he passed unexpectedly after just sharing plans for future shows through 2022
- Saget was known for a lead role in ‘Full House,’ hosting ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos,’ and his adult-humor comedy routines
It has been reported that Bob Saget, known as Danny Tanner on the series Full House, has died. He was 65 years old when he passed away suddenly at his hotel in Florida. TMZ cites “multiple sources connected to the iconic comedian and actor” announcing his death at the Orlando Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
The Washington Times further reports that he died at around 4 pm. Hotel staff found Saget unresponsive and contacted the local sheriff’s and fire departments. By time of writing, there is no official cause of death but updates shall be made as more news comes to light.
The sudden passing of Bob Saget
The circumstances surrounding Bob Saget’s death remain uncertain at this moment, but sources say that there was no foul play involved or drug use. His passing was very unexpected, particularly when noting his recent work and social media posts. Just the day before, on Saturday, Saget had been doing a show at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, which had been a very lively event for him and the audience.
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 https://t.co/nqJyTiiezU for my dates in 2022. pic.twitter.com/pEgFuXxLd3
— bob saget (@bobsaget) January 9, 2022
Saget also posted about the event on social media. “Loved tonight’s show @PV_ConcertHall in Jacksonville,” he wrote. “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 [sh-t]. Check BobSaget.com for my dates in 2022.”
Legacy of a comedian and America’s dad
Bob Saget had turned 65 in May of 2021. his upbringing and original vision for his future did not account for a career in acting; he originally intended on becoming a doctor, but a teacher saw his potential and urged him to change course. Fortunately for him and 24 million viewers, Saget took her advice to heart and began his career with a bang. He was a part of The Morning Program for a short while before landing a role among the ensemble cast of ABC’s Full House, which established a spot at the top of the viewership ratings. Embracing his affinity for comedy, Saget also famously became the host of America’s Funniest Home Videos for almost a decade.
Saget remained consistently active in the entertainment industry through film, television roles, and hosting gigs, including a recent stint as a celebrity guest on Fox’s musical competition The Masked Singer. He also kept in touch with the goings-on of his Full House peers, going so far as to readily enter dad mode to defend his TV daughter Candace Cameron Bure when needed. In addition to the many people who grew up with Saget as a source of good humor in their lives, he also built a close family of his own and is survived by his wife Kelly Rizzo, who he married in 2018, and three children from his first marriage to Sherri Kramer: Aubrey, Lara, and Jennifer.
In addition to acting and comedy work, Saget was also a noted advocate who championed the Scleroderma Research Foundation; his sister had been diagnosed with scleroderma at 43 and passed away at 47.