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How did Bob Saget die? 'Full House' star, 65, found dead in Orlando hotel room

Saget was known for for playing patriarch Danny Tanner from 1987 to 1995 years on the sitcom 'Full House'
Hotel security found actor Bob Saget dead in his room in Orlando (Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
Hotel security found actor Bob Saget dead in his room in Orlando (Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

Comedian and 'Full House' star Bob Saget died aged 65 on Sunday, January 9, officials have confirmed. Orange County Sheriff’s Department said that the actor was found dead in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, but a cause of death has not been revealed yet. There is, however, no sign of foul play, officials have said.

"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 & pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case," Orange County Sheriff's Office wrote in a tweet.


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Hotel security found the comic dead in his room, following which local police and fire departments responded to the hotel. Saget had recently performed a show as part of his tour in Jacksonville and had tweeted about it on Sunday morning, January 9. "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 shit. Check for my dates in 2022," the actor had written. He also had future tour dates scheduled in Florida and Oklahoma.


Saget was known for playing patriarch Danny Tanner from 1987 to 1995 years on the sitcom 'Full House'. In the hit ABC show, he starred alongside John Stamos and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. He was also well known as the host of the hit series 'America’s Funniest Home Videos' from 1989 to 1997.

Born in Philadelphia in 1956, Saget had bagged an Academy Award when he was just a 20-year-old student at Temple University in 1977. He received the award for a documentary titled 'Through Adam’s Eyes'. The actor directed his first comedy film 'Dirty Work' in 1998, which starred Norm MacDonald and Artie Lange.

Saget published an autobiography titled 'Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Turned Filthy Comedian' in 2014. He teamed up with 'All Thing Comedy' and launched his podcast 'Bob Saget’s Here for You' most recently. He leaves behind his wife, Kelly Rizzo, and three children. 

Tributes and condolences poured in on social media after news of Saget's death surfaced. "When I was just starting out as a reporter, I was at my 1st premiere & Bob Saget & John Stamos were there. I had to go talk to them, having watched them my entire childhood. Bob went out of his way to ask me questions, to learn about me. The world lost a light today," one user wrote. "Still in shock. 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," actor Gilbert Gottfried wrote. American actor John Stamos wrote, "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."




"This can’t be reality. There will NEVER be another. My heart is shattered. We love you," one user wrote. "I never really met him. But in 2007 Guster was playing at the Boston Opera House. We noticed that Saget was performing a sold out show at the Orpheum down the street, and we thought it’d be funny to invite him to appear on stage with us...," another commented.