US comedian Bob Saget, who starred in ’90s sitcom Full House, has died at the age of 65, police have said.
Saget was pronounced dead in a room at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Orlando, Florida, after officers from the Orange County Sherriff’s Department were called following reports of “an unresponsive man”.
Investigators said there were no signs of foul play found.
“The man was identified as Robert Saget and pronounced deceased on scene,” Orange County Sheriff’s Office said. “Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case.”
The comedian had just started touring his new stand-up show in Jacksonville, and had earlier expressed his delight at being back on stage.
“Loved tonight’s show @PV_ConcertHall in Jacksonville. Appreciative audience,” he wrote on Twitter.
“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**t.”
Comedians pay tribute to Bob Saget
Saget was best known for his role as Danny Tanner on the ABC sitcom Full House, which aired from 1987 until 1995.
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.
— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) January 10, 2022
Its sequel was released on Netflix in 2016.
He also hosted America’s Funnies Home Videos in the ’90s and provided the voice for future Ted Mosby on How I Met Your Mother.
His 2014 comedy album, That’s What I’m Talkin’ About, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.
There wasn’t a kinder person in Hollywood than Bob Saget. I am having trouble wrapping my head around this. I do not want to believe this. It’s all too much to handle.
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) January 10, 2022
Saget’s Full House co-star, John Stamos, led tributes from the Hollywood world.
Stamos said on Twitter: “I am broken. I am gutted. I am in complete and utter shock. I will never ever have another friend like him.”
Comedian Dane Cook said he was “stunned beyond belief” and Josh Gad, who played Olaf in Frozen, said “there wasn’t a kinder person in Hollywood”.