Comedian Bob Saget, best known for his role in Full House, dies aged 65 | Ents & Arts News


US comedian Bob Saget, who starred in ’90s sitcom Full House, has died at the age of 65, police have said.

Saget was pronounced dead in a room at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Orlando, Florida, after officers from the Orange County Sherriff’s Department were called following reports of “an unresponsive man”.

Investigators said there were no signs of foul play found.

FILE - Bob Saget, from left, Dave Coulier and John Stamos, winners of the award for favorite premium comedy series for "Fuller House," pose in the press room at the People's Choice Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Los Angeles. Saget, a comedian and actor known for his role as a widower raising a trio of daughters in the sitcom “Full House,” has died, according to authorities in Florida, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. He was 65. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
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Bob Saget (left) reunited with Dave Coulier and John Stamos for Fuller House. Pic AP

“The man was identified as Robert Saget and pronounced deceased on scene,” Orange County Sheriff’s Office said. “Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case.”

The comedian had just started touring his new stand-up show in Jacksonville, and had earlier expressed his delight at being back on stage.

“Loved tonight’s show @PV_ConcertHall in Jacksonville. Appreciative audience,” he wrote on Twitter.

“Thanks again to @RealTimWilkins for opening. I had no idea I did a 2-hr set tonight. I’m happily addicted again to this s**t.”

Comedians pay tribute to Bob Saget

Saget was best known for his role as Danny Tanner on the ABC sitcom Full House, which aired from 1987 until 1995.

Its sequel was released on Netflix in 2016.

He also hosted America’s Funnies Home Videos in the ’90s and provided the voice for future Ted Mosby on How I Met Your Mother.

His 2014 comedy album, That’s What I’m Talkin’ About, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.

Saget’s Full House co-star, John Stamos, led tributes from the Hollywood world.

Stamos said on Twitter: “I am broken. I am gutted. I am in complete and utter shock. I will never ever have another friend like him.”

Comedian Dane Cook said he was “stunned beyond belief” and Josh Gad, who played Olaf in Frozen, said “there wasn’t a kinder person in Hollywood”.





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