Bob Saget, 'Full House' Star Found Dead at 65

Bob Saget, ‘Full House’ Star Found Dead at 65

Bob Saget, a stand-up comedian and actor best known for playing Danny Tanner on the 1990s comedy “Full House,” died Sunday at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Orlando, according to authorities. He was 65 years old at the time.

According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, police officers went to a man down report at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes Hotel and discovered Saget unresponsive in a hotel room shortly after 4 p.m. At the spot, he was pronounced dead. The sheriff’s office had no information on the cause of death, and detectives found no evidence of foul play or drug use in the investigation. At a later point, the Medical Examiner’s Office will identify the cause and manner of death.

Saget had just finished a nationwide stand-up tour that was scheduled to span from September 2021 through June 2022. Saget performed Saturday evening at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall in Jacksonville, Fla., according to his most recent tweet.

In 1987, Saget was cast as Danny Turner, the father of D.J. (Candace Cameron), Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin), and Michelle Tanner (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen) on “Full House.

After his wife died on the show, he raised his girls as a single father, but he was helped by his brother-in-law Jesse Katsopolis (John Stamos) and his best buddy Joey Gladstone (Dave Coulier). From 1987 through 1994, the sitcom aired for eight seasons and 192 episodes, averaging more than 17 million viewers at its peak in Season 5. “Full House” was in the Nielsen Top 30 TV Series from Season 3 onwards.

Saget presented “America’s Funniest Home Videos” from 1989 to 1997

From 2016 until 2020, Netflix released a sequel series called “Fuller House,” which lasted five seasons and 75 episodes. In the follow-up, Saget reprised his role in ten episodes, including the series opener and finale. Most of the original cast members, with the exception of the Olsens, participated in the show, which followed D.J. as she raised her own children.

Saget presented “America’s Funniest Home Videos” from 1989 to 1997, which included amusing home videos of pranks, pratfalls, and charming pets. Saget was the show’s first host when it debuted as an hourlong special, and he stayed on as the emcee for eight seasons. After he left, John Fugelsang and Daisy Fuentes co-hosted the show for two seasons. In 2001, Tom Bergeron took over for a 13-year tenure, succeeded by Alfonso Ribeiro in 2015.

Saget was also a member of the Scleroderma Research Foundation’s board of directors, where he solicited funds to aid people with the autoimmune condition. Gay Saget, his sister, died in 1993 after being diagnosed with scleroderma.

His children Aubrey Saget, Jennifer Belle Saget, and Lara Melanie Saget survive him, as does his wife Kelly Rizzo.

Christy likes to use her great writing skills to curate articles on the Hollywood film industry, multichannel commerce, and online business strategies. She loves to share her ideas on Hollywood here at Clout News.

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