Iconic actor and comedian, Bob Saget has sadly passed away yesterday, his family has confirmed to reporters. The actor, who starred as Full House’ wholesome patriarch Danny Tanner and host to America’s Funniest Home Videos, died aged 65.
Within their statement, the Saget family said they are “devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today. 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.”
Prior to his untimely death, Saget had been in the midst of a tour across America and Canada, with further dates penned in. According to a statement from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the comedian had been found dead in a hotel room of the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, on Sunday.
“The man was identified as Robert Saget & pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case,” the Sheriff’s statement read. His cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner, the Sheriff’s office added.
Following his Saturday night show at Ponte Vedra Beach, Saget tweeted, “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 s—t.”
Although the comedian had a reputation for his raunchy humour, Saget was also known for the family-friendly programming he portrayed in Full House. Starring as a widowed father of three girls for eight years, the comedian later explains that track of his career was unexpected.
Speaking earlier this year in an interview with Jake Tapper, Saget recalls, “Full House was an accident! I got fired on CBS and was asked to be in Full House.”
Full House co-star, John Stamos expressed his grief over the loss of his friend and former colleague on Sunday. “I am broken. I am gutted,” Stamos wrote on Twitter. “I am in complete and utter shock. I will never ever have another friend like him. I love you so much Bobby.”
Following his first round of sitcom fame, Saget worked steadily in film and television roles before becoming known to a new generation. The actor also played narrator to How I Met Your Mother, lending his voice as the future Ted Mosby until the show’s conclusion in 2014.