The legendary comedian and actor, best known for playing iconic sitcom dad Danny Tanner on Full House and for being the original host of America's Funniest Home Videos, was found dead Sunday morning at his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, reports TMZ. The Orange County Sheriff's Office confirmed Saget's death, tweeting: "Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case." "The Sheriff's Department and the fire department responded to the hotel around 4 PM ET ... after hotel security had found Bob in his room," TMZ reports. "We're told he was pronounced dead on the scene, but the circumstances of his death are still unclear. Bob's been touring the country lately, hitting a lot of destinations throughout the state of Florida, including in Orlando, which got started in September and was supposed to take him through May." Saget tweeted early Sunday morning. In an Instagram post aIso posted early Sunday morning, Saget wrote: "I guess I’m finding my new voice and loving every moment of it. A’ight, see you in two weeks Jan. 28 & 29 @pbimprov with my brother @therealmikeyoung - And check BobSaget.com for my dates in 2022 – – Goin’ everywhere until I get the special shot. And then probably keep going cause I’m addicted to this sh*t. Peace out." In addition to starring on Full House and reprising his Danny Tanner role on Fuller House, Saget was also served as narrator on How I Met Your Mother and starred in 2001-2002 The WB sitcom Raising Dad, playing the father to future stars Kat Dennings and Brie Larson. He also played a dark and sleazy version of himself on Entourage. Saget's death comes four months after he delivered an emotional 37-minute tribute to Norm Macdonald, his good friend, whom he directed in the 1998 film Dirty Work. Saget was so well-regarded he starred in the Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget in 2008, with close friend and Full House co-star John Stamos serving as roastmaster. "There was simply no better guy," tweeted HIMYM co-creator Carter Bays. "He was the best. Sending love to the many, many, many people who are heartbroken right now. I can't think of anyone whose memory will be more of a blessing."
John Stamos reacts to the death of his good friend Bob Saget: "I am broken. I am gutted. I am in complete and utter shock," Stamos tweeted of his Full House co-star. "I will never ever have another friend like him. I love you so much Bobby." Fellow Full House star Dave Coulier also reacted to the news: "I’ll never let go, brother. Love you," he wrote on Instagram.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen pay tribute to Saget: "Bob was the most loving, compassionate and generous man," the Full House alums said in a statement. "We are deeply saddened that he is no longer with us but know that he will continue to be by our side to guide us as gracefully as he always has. We are thinking of his daughters, wife and family and are sending our condolences."
Jason Alexander, Gilbert Gottfried, Norman Lear, Kathy Griffin, Jon Stewart, America's Funniest Home Videos, Comedy Central and more pay tribute to Bob Saget: "I know that people lose loved ones, good people, every day. No one gets a pass," tweeted Alexander. "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." Joel McHale called him "one of the most kind & thoughtful people I’ve ever come across & he just happened to be one of the funniest on the planet. I will miss you so much Bob. Love you dear friend." Kat Dennings tweeted of her Raising Dad father: "Oh god. Bob Saget!!! The loveliest man. I was his TV daughter for one season and he was always so kind and protective. So so sorry for his family." Ken Jeong added: "Everyone loved him in the community. EVERYONE. Really good guy like everyone says & if you did even a small favor for him he would be so grateful and appreciative even it wasn’t much. In tears typing this, he was that genuine and the world should know that. Love you @bobsaget."
Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget showed how much he was beloved in the comedy community: "The vast majority of casual fans who hear that Bob Saget was tragically found dead at 65 in a Florida hotel room on Sunday will think only of his most famous role as Danny Tanner, the lovable single father of three on the family-friendly ‘90s sitcom Full House—and its recent, equally saccharine reboot Fuller House," says Matt Wilstein. "Or maybe as that guy who made silly voices on America’s Funniest Home Videos. But to comedy fanatics like me—and especially to comedians—Saget was known as one of the filthiest and most hilarious stand-up comics of all time. It was the inadvertent irony of his long career that he became best known for entertaining children when his true sensibility was extremely adult. And nowhere was this style more fully on display than in his Comedy Central Roast in 2008. On that night, his Full House co-star John Stamos served as an affable roastmaster, but it was Saget’s contemporaries Greg Giraldo, Gilbert Gottfried and especially Norm Macdonald who stole the show."