Bob Saget Dead At 65

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The actor known for his role as Danny Tanner on “Full House,” has died. Bob Saget passed away Sunday at the age of 65.

According to a social media post by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, deputies arrived at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando after receiving a call about an unresponsive man on Sunday (January 9). TMZ reports that security found Saget in his hotel room and called the authorities. He was pronounced dead on the scene and the cause of death is under investigation.

“Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement posted to social media. The Sheriff’s Department told TMZ, “We have no information on cause of death, and detectives have found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case. The Medical Examiner’s Office will make the final call on the cause and manner of death.”

Bob Saget played the Tanner family patriarch Danny in “Full House” for nearly 10 years. He appeared in the show alongside a beloved cast that included Candace Cameron Bure, John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Andrea Barber, Jodie Sweetin and Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen from 1987-1995.

While appearing on “Full House,” Saget also took on the role as host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” from 1989-1997. After his tenure on “Full House” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos” ended, Saget appeared in other television shows including 10 episodes of “Fuller House,” and took his comedy routine on the road.


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Saget had just started his “I Don’t Do Negative” Tour when he died. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bob Saget’s family and friends.