Comedian Bob Saget, the star of TV’s “Full House” and host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” has died. He was at 65 years old man when he has died.
Saget, who was best known for his role as widowed father Danny Tanner in ABC’s “Full House,” was found unresponsive in his hotel room at The Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday, police said. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
“We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today,” the statement said. “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.
Saget, the wisecracking host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” from 1989 to 1997, had been travelling the country with the “I Don’t Do Negative” tour and performed a two-hour set in Jacksonville, Florida, on Saturday.
“Bob Saget was as lovely a human as he was funny,” Lear wrote on Twitter. “And to my mind, he was hilarious. We were close friends and I could not have loved him more.”
Fellow comedian and podcaster Marc Maron added: “Oh no. RIP Bob Saget. Truly one of the nicest guys and so funny. Very sad.”
Comedian Gilbert Gottfried described his “shock” over the news, writing on Twitter: “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.”
Yet his status as a Hollywood insider who might appear to be comfortable in the smoke-filled rooms of after-hours gamblers and A-list gallants persisted until that side of him became his public face in the 2000s, about the time he appeared in “The Aristocrats.”
That sleazier persona was immortalized on HBO’s show about the male side of the industry, “Entourage,” on which he played “himself,” according to his bio.
A&E aired a series, “Strange Days with Bob Saget,” in 2010. His bio billed it as “an exploration of unusual subcultures in America.”
He was hardly seen as a big-screen star, yet he put in plenty of work there, too. He was working on two film projects when he died and was scheduled to be included in a documentary about comedian Martin Mull, another talent who has explored his raunchy-wholesome dichotomy.