• Thu. Jan 20th, 2022

Full House star Bob Saget dies aged 65 just hours after stand-up show

Jan 10, 2022

Full House star Bob Saget has died at the age of 65.

The actor turned stand-up comic was found dead in a hotel room in the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Florida on Saturday.

Bob, best known for playing Danny Tanner on the popular ABC sitcom Full House between 1987 and 1995, was in the midst of a stand-up tour.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office is yet to confirm his cause of death, however, they have said that there were no "signs of foul play or drug use".

"Earlier today, deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for a call about an unresponsive man in a hotel room," a police spokesperson said in a statement.

They added: "The man was identified as Robert Saget and pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case."

In a statement issued on Sunday, Bob's family confirmed his death.

"We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today," they wrote.

"He was everything to us, and we want you to know how much he loved his fans, performing live and bringing people from all walks of life together with laughter.

"Though we ask for privacy at this time, we invite you to join us in remembering the love and laughter that Bob brought to the world."

Bob's devastated former co-stars also penned tributes to him on social media.

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."

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who both took turns playing his youngest daughter on Full House, issued a statement, which read: "Bob was the most loving, compassionate and generous man.

"We are deeply saddened that he is no longer with us but know that he will continue to be by our side to guide us as gracefully as he always has.

"We are thinking of his daughters, wife and family and are sending our condolences."

Candace Cameron Bure, who played D.J. Tanner on Full House, wrote: "I don't know what to say. I have no words.

"Bob was one of the best human beings I've ever known in my life. I loved him so much."

Dave Coulier added: "'My heart is broken. I love you, Bob. Your forever brother, Dave."

Bob last performed a stand-up comedy show in Jacksonville, Florida, on Saturday night.

He tweeted following the show: "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 sh*t."

Bob rose to fame playing widowed father Danny Tanner in the sitcom Full House.

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