TMZ is reporting that “Full House” star and stand-up comedian Bob Saget has died at the age of 65.
Saget – who made a name for himself as character “Danny Tanner” in the sitcom “Full House” and later as the host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” – has passed away, according to multiple news reports.
According to TMZ, Saget passed away on Sunday at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida.
“The Sheriff’s Department and the fire department responded to the hotel around 4 PM ET … after hotel security had found Bob in his room. We’re told he was pronounced dead on the scene, but the circumstances of his death are still unclear,” TMZ reported.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department confirmed the reports.
“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.”
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. \n#BobSagetpic.twitter.com/aB1UKiOlmi
— Orange County Sheriff’s Office (@Orange County Sheriff’s Office) 1641775603
Saget – who toured nationally as a stand-up comedian – appeared as recently as Saturday at a comedy show at the Ponte Concert Hall in Jacksonville, Florida. He had just started his “I Don’t Do Negative”comedy tour on Jan. 7.
Loving beyond words being on tour \u2014And doing an all new show of standup and music. Hope to see you out there. More dates being added continually as we go further into 2022… For tickets, go to: http://BobSaget.com\u00a0pic.twitter.com/ECSOpGt1K0
— bob saget (@bob saget) 1639010166
Celebrities paid tributes to Bob Saget with the hashtag “RIP Bob Saget.”
Comedic writer and actor B.J. Novak: “I have always and will always love Bob Saget.”
Podcaster Marc Maron: “Oh no. RIP Bob Saget. Truly one of the nicest guys and so funny. Very sad.”
Comedian Nikki Glaser: “ll miss Bob Saget so much. He was as kind as he was funny.”
Political commentator Dave Rubin: “I’m at a complete loss over my friend Bob Saget. He was gentle, he was kind, and he was beyond funny.”
Iconic TV writer Norman Lear: “Bob Saget was as lovely a human as he was funny. And to my mind, he was hilarious. We were close friends and I could not have loved him more.”
Stand-up comedian Jim Norton: “RIP Bob Saget. Everything I start to write about him just feels inadequate. He is universally loved. I am so grateful he was my friend.”
Stand-up comedian Bobby Lee: “Bob Saget was one of the nicest guys in this business. My heart is broken.”
Comedians Hodge Twins: “RIP Bob Saget. He was a daaaaamn good comedian.”
TV critic Tessa Smith: “I’m in total shock over Bob Saget dying. Wow. So sad. RIP.”
Stand-up legend Gilbert Gottfried: “Still in shock. I just spoke with Bob a few days ago. We stayed on the phone as usual making each other laugh. RIP to friend, comedian & fellow Aristocrat Bob Saget.”
Still in shock. I just spoke with Bob a few days ago. We stayed on the phone as usual making each other laugh. RIP to friend, comedian & fellow Aristocrat Bob Saget.pic.twitter.com/TDKT8JoULq
— Gilbert Gottfried (@Gilbert Gottfried) 1641777445
NFL wide receiver Julian Edelman shared a “Full House” clip:
We lost a giant today #RIP #BobSagetpic.twitter.com/NyWdydNf8P
— Julian Edelman (@Julian Edelman) 1641776019
This is a developing story, and more details will be provided as they arrive.
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