On Sunday afternoon (Jan. 9), it was reported that Full House star and comedian Bob Saget had unexpectedly passed away.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office confirmed TMZ‘s initial reports that Saget had been found dead in his Orlando hotel room. TMZ reported that around 4PM Eastern Time, the Sheriff’s Department and fire department responded to an unconscious man at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Orlando, Florida.
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. #BobSaget pic.twitter.com/aB1UKiOlmi
— Orange County Sheriff's Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) January 10, 2022
After the news was confirmed, tributes to the actor, most famous for portraying Danny Tanner in the ABC sitcom Full House, poured in from his co-stars, friends, and fans.
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
I don’t know what to say 💔. I have no words. Bob was one of the best humans beings I’ve ever known in my life. I loved him so much.
— Candace Cameron Bure (@candacecbure) January 10, 2022
Saget’s family released the following statement following his death:
“We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today. He was everything to us and we want you to know how much he loved his fans, performing live and bringing people from all walks of life together with laughter. Though we ask for privacy at this time, we invite you to join us in remembering the love and laughter that Bob brought to the world.”
Saget is survived by his wife, Kelly Rizzo, and his daughters from a previous marriage, Aubrey, Lara, and Jennifer.
— New York Post (@nypost) January 10, 2022
Saget was in the middle of his I Don’t Do Negative Tour, which had kicked off just two days before his death on January 7th.
Loving beyond words being on tour —And doing an all new show of standup and music. Hope to see you out there. More dates being added continually as we go further into 2022… For tickets, go to: https://t.co/nqJyTi0Dbk pic.twitter.com/ECSOpGt1K0
— bob saget (@bobsaget) December 9, 2021
After his January 8th show in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, Saget took to social media for what would become the last post he ever wrote.
He included a selfie from that night and wrote, “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 BobSaget.com for my dates in 2022.”
He tweeted this at 12:42AM on January 9, just 15 hours before first responders were called to his hotel room.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and the millions of fans he touched. See his final social media post below.