Just short of losing the legend that was Betty White another legend is now gone as actor and comedian Bob Saget was found dead at 65 in a Florida hotel room Sunday, according to law enforcement. Detectives who found no signs of foul play or drug use in the “Full House” and Stand up comedians death said that the cause of which is still not known. I was never a fan of the “Full House” show but loved him on “Americas Funniest Home Videos” and his stand up which he was a master at. Known as “Danny Tanner” from the tv show “Full House” to most who knew him he was is considered a “Dirty” comedian when it came to his stand up. Meaning he would use language not known fit for network tv. Check out the special of his below.
He was very very funny, very kind to those who knew him he was very much loved. But most of all he was very underrated due to his TV persona on Full House and so you can imagine how hard it was for him to break away from the “Danny Tanner” role once the show ended. But those who knew him, and those who saw him perform know that he was hilarious, and very much nothing like Danny Tanner. Yes friends the world of comedy has lost another one of it’s best ever. The reports came in as “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,” the Orange County Sheriff’s Office wrote on Twitter.
Bob Saget was in the middle of a comedy tour that started in September and was supposed to go through May. He performed in Jacksonville Saturday night:
“Loved tonight’s show @PV_ConcertHall in Jacksonville. Appreciative audience,” he tweeted. “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 http://BobSaget.com for my dates in 2022.”
Tributes started pouring in on social media, many remembering his role as Danny Tanner from 1987 to 1995 in the ABC sitcom in which he got the nickname “America’s dad.” He was also a beloved host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” from 1989 to 1997. He played himself in HBO’s “Entourage” and was the narrator’s voice in “How I Met Your Mother.”
Check out some of the folks on Twitter react to his passing… Here are some of the folks who knew him best…
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 https://t.co/nqJyTiiezU for my dates in 2022. pic.twitter.com/pEgFuXxLd3
— bob saget (@bobsaget) January 9, 2022
Heartbroken that Bob Saget has died aged 65. We became friends last year, and he kindly filmed an interview for a future episode of my show. He played Danny Tanner in Full House & hosted America’s Funniest Home Videos. A brilliant comedian, and genuinely lovely person. #BobSaget pic.twitter.com/TPcQsf4o8f
— Sarah O’Connell (@SarahO_Connell) January 10, 2022
Bob Saget was a powerhouse comedian who would make your sides hurt but he was so humble and unassuming about it. He was so gracious to others and so excited and inspired by up-and-coming comedians. He really set a great example of how to be generous and encouraging to newcomers.
— Matt Lucas (@RealMattLucas) January 10, 2022
I don’t even know what to say about Bob Saget. I loved him and was so lucky to work with someone so funny, soulful and kind. His role on himym was a voice in the future, looking back on all of life’s complexity with a smile, and that’s how I’ll always remember him #RIPBobSaget…
— Craig Thomas (@HimymCraig) January 10, 2022
Bob Saget was America’s Dad. pic.twitter.com/EnfL601UQV
— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) January 10, 2022
Bob Saget was as lovely a human as he was funny. And to my mind, he was hilarious. We were close friends and I could not have loved him more. pic.twitter.com/TM8r1hzCfO
— Norman Lear (@TheNormanLear) January 10, 2022
I know that people lose loved ones, good people, every day. No one gets a pass. But the loss of Bob Saget hits deep. If you didn’t know him, he was kind and dear and cared about people deeply. He was the definition of “a good egg”. Too soon he leaves. #RipBobSaget
— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) January 10, 2022
Bob Saget. A good hang, a good chat. Kind, funny, generous. RIP.
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) January 10, 2022
FUN FACT ON SAD DAY: Bob Saget won a Student Academy Award in 1978. pic.twitter.com/6DE8pEWRD5
— Scott Feinberg (@ScottFeinberg) January 10, 2022
I’m at a complete loss over my friend Bob Saget. He was gentle, he was kind, and he was beyond funny.
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) January 10, 2022
I’m again reminded of Norm Macdonald’s brilliant ‘roast’ of Bob Saget as we’ve lost both comedic geniuses in less than four months.pic.twitter.com/nWNs5ky4rb
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) January 10, 2022
— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) January 10, 2022
REST IN PEACE BOB SAGET 🙏 pic.twitter.com/cv4JSCN5ZR
— BROTHER (@BrotherHQ) January 10, 2022
Bob Saget is survived by his wife, Kelly Rizo, and three children.