Bob Saget, comedian and ‘Full House’ star, dies at 65

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He is 65 years old.

“Earlier today, deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton, Orlando, in the Grande Lakes region to question an unresponsive man in the hotel room. The man was identified as Robert Saget and pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this situation,” the sheriff’s statement read.

The sheriff’s office added that the cause of death will be determined by a medical examiner.

Saget was in Florida for his comedy tour. He performed Saturday night in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, according to the tour dates pinned to his Twitter account.

He tweeted after the show: “Loved the @PV_ConcertHall show tonight in Jacksonville. Enjoyed the audience. Thanks again @RealTimWilkins for the opening. I didn’t know I did the 2 hour show tonight. I’m so happy again Addicted to this st.”

Although known for his raunchy humor on stage and among his friends, Saget was first known to audiences on family-friendly shows. He was the widowed father of three girls on ABC’s “Full House,” and then the host of the network’s “Most Funniest Home Videos in America” ​​clip.

As Saget recalled to Jake Tapper in a July 2021 interview, his career trajectory was unexpected.

“‘Full House’ was an accident,” he said. “I was fired at CBS and asked to be on ‘Full House’.”

The sitcom starred Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin and twins Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen for eight seasons. It lives on with enough nostalgia that Netflix got a spin-off “Fuller House” starring Bure in 2016, but it includes frequent appearances by original stars like Saget, Dave Coulier and John Stamos. It ran for five seasons, ending in 2020.

Jodie Sweetin, Mary-Kate Olsen, Bob Saget, Candace Cameron Bure in

“I’m close to all the kids. There aren’t many instances in this world where you’re close to everyone,” Saget told Tapper. “We’re an unusual cast, so I’m able to stay close to everyone because I don’t take eight years of my life lightly, and then the other five, six, six seasons.”

His “Full House” co-star Stamos on Sunday expressed his grief over the loss of a friend and former colleague.

“My heart is broken. I’m hollowed out,” Stamos tweeted. “I’m totally shocked. I’ll never have a friend like him again. I love you so much, Bobby.”

After first-round sitcom fame, Saget worked steadily in film and TV roles, but became a new generation of sitcom fans on CBS’ “How I Met Your Mother” as narrator and future Tedmore Spy’s voice. The show ran until 2014.

Saget has been a regular on stand-up comedy for years, releasing several specials over the years and bringing his show to the road.

Saget has built a reputation for his penchant for more edgy comedy brands, which can be seen in films such as “Noble” — exploring the rivalry between comics to tell the dirtiest version of the same joke — and his work on HBO. A cameo appearance in “The Entourage”. own version.

In a 2013 interview when Esquire asked him to define his humor, Saget explained, “I’m basically just an evolved 9-year-old boy.” To that end, Saget seems happy to disapprove of his success on the clean-cut show , telling lewd jokes at an ABC event rattled executives.

Saget was on a tour at the time of his death that will take him to New York, Canada and several other locations in the coming months.

According to his website, Saget regularly hosts comedy events to raise money for the Scleroderma Research Foundation, of which he sits on the board. According to his website, his sister died in 1994 of a chronic illness.

In 2020, he launched a podcast called “Bob Saget’s Here For You,” an interview show where he welcomed guests such as Tiffany Haddish, Jason Sudeikis, Whoopi Goldberg and Norman Lear.

Lear was one of many who paid tribute to Saget on Sunday.

“Bob Saget is a lovely guy, he’s funny,” Lear wrote Twitter“He was hilarious in my opinion. We were close friends and I couldn’t love him more.”
Comedian and podcaster Marc Maron Add to: “Oh no. RIP Bob Saget. Really one of the nicest guys, funny. So sad.”
Comedian Gilbert Gottfried describes his “shock” at the news, writes Twitter: “I just talked to Bob a few days ago. We laughed at each other on the phone as usual. Tributes to friend, comedian and aristocrat Bob Saget.”

CNN’s Joe Sutton and Brian Lowry contributed to this story.




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