Comedian and 'Full House' actor Bob Saget dies at age 65; his family is devastated: "He was everything to us"

Comedian and 'Full House' actor Bob Saget dies at age 65; his family is devastated: "He was everything to us"

Saget was found dead in his hotel room in Orlando, Florida, after an hours-long standup set the previous night.

Bob Saget, actor and stand-up comedian famous for his roles on Full House, How I Met Your Mother, and America's Funniest Home Videos, died on Sunday at the age of 65. Saget was found dead in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando on Sunday afternoon following a performance in Ponte Vedra the previous night. The Orange County Sheriff's Office confirmed Saget's death on Twitter writing: Earlier today, deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for a call about an unresponsive man in a hotel room. 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.


Saget had taken to Twitter, in what is now his final tweet, reflecting on his last standup 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 s---. The news of his death has shocked friends and family. According to PEOPLE, Saget is survived by his wife Kelly Rizzo and his three daughters, Aubrey, Lara, and Jennifer, whom he shared with ex-wife Sherri Kramer.
Saget and Kramer tied the knot in 1982 until they divorced in 1997. A statement from his family reads: We 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.


Former Full House costar John Stamos spoke out following Saget's death. The two starred in the popular sitcom from 1987 to 1995 where they played brothers-in-law, Danny Tanner and Jesse Katsopolis. After the death of Danny's wife, Jesse moves in along with Joey Gladstone (Dave Coulier), to help raise Danny's three daughters — D.J. (Candace Cameron Bure), Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and Michelle (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen). Stamos and Saget later reprised their roles on Netflix's reboot, Fuller House. The two shared a close bond over the years.


In a previous birthday post, Saget wrote: You are the most wonderful brother anyone could wish for —You do so much to help so many – – even though you really didn’t help me with the release of this video. Kidding! It was for a good cause— Besides testing my heterosexuality. I am so proud to have you in my life for the past 75 years. Here’s to another 75 my amazing brother. Love you, uh, duh... Oh, it’s Bob. Speaking of Saget's death, the 58-year-old 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. 


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