Bob Saget, beloved TV dad, dead at 65

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  • Bob Saget
    Bob Saget
    American stand-up comedian
  • Dave Coulier
    Dave Coulier
    American actor

Bob Saget, who played Full House dad Danny Tanner, has died. He was 65.

"We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today," the Saget family said in a statement obtained by Yahoo Entertainment on Sunday. "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."

It continued, "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."

At just after 4 p.m. on Sunday, Orange County, Fla., Sheriff's deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, where the actor and comedian was found unresponsive in his hotel room. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case. The cause and manner of death will be determined by the medical examiner. 

Saget had been on the road doing a comedy tour with dates schedule through June. On Saturday night, he was in Jacksonville — and he posted after the show.

Saget became a TV star playing the widowed father of three girls on Full House. It initially ran from 1987 to 1995. A reboot, Fuller House, was on from 2016 to 2020.

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 22:  FULL HOUSE -
Bob Saget, center, played Danny Tanner on Full House and later Fuller House. HIs character was a widower and the father of three girls — from left, Michelle (played by twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen), Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and D.J. (Candace Cameron Bure) — who had his friend, Joey (Dave Coulier, left) and the girls' Uncle Jesse (John Stamos, right) move in to help raise them. (Photo: Bob D'Amico/Getty Images)

The Full House cast including John Stamos, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Candace Cameron Bure, Dave Coulier, Lori Loughlin and Jodie Sweetin — have posted tributes: 

The Olsens: "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.”

Loughlin: "Words cannot begin to express how devastated I am. Bob was more than my friend; he was my family. I will miss his kind heart and quick wit. Thank you for a lifetime of wonderful memories and laughter. I love you, Bobby."

Outside Full House, Saget hosted America's Funniest Home Videos and provided the voice of the future Ted Mosby on How I Met Your Mother. He had a recurring role in Entourage

His comedy act was a contrast to wholesome Danny Tanner. 

Saget was married to his second wife Kelly Rizzo since 2018. He has three adult children with his first wife, Sherri Kramer.

Social media tributes have been pouring in following the news, including many which note how "warm," "nice" and "kind" he was in addition to, of course, being funny:

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