Bob Saget, the beloved TV dad of "Full House", has died at 65

LOS ANGELES (AP), Bob Saget, an actor-comedian best known for his roles as Danny Tanner, a beloved single dad on "Full House", and the wisecracking host on "America's Funniest Home Videos," was killed while performing stand-up comedy. He was 65.

Bob Saget, the beloved TV dad of "Full House", has died at 65

According to a Twitter statement, Orange County Sheriff's Deputies were called Sunday by the man "unresponsive" in a room at Ritz-Carlton Orlando. Saget was found dead. The case was not a case of drug or foul play, according to detectives.

Saget was visiting Florida as part his "I Don’t Do Negative Comedy Tour." He received warm receptions at his gigs in Orlando on Friday and Ponte Vedra Beach on Saturday. Then, he celebrated online.

"I'm back in comedy as I was when 26 was. He posted the following Saturday on Instagram: "I guess I'm finding a new voice and I love every minute of it."

Friends and fellow comedians praised Saget for his wit and kindness.

"I am broken. I am gutted. I am shocked. John Stamos, who co-starred on "Full House" with Saget, wrote that he will "never have another friend like his."

"I don't know what to say. Bob was one the most amazing human beings I have ever met in my entire life. Candace Cameron Bure, Candace Cameron Bure's character Saget's daughter in "Full House," stated that he was a man she loved so much.

Richard Lewis, actor and Twitter user wrote that he was "historically not only hilarious but also one of the kindest human beings ever met in his career."

Saget's family released a statement Sunday saying they were "devastated" to confirm the death of their beloved Bob ..... We ask for privacy, but we invite you all to come join us in remembering Bob's love and laughter.

Saget, the comedian, showed his other side in a well-respected appearance in 2005's documentary "The Aristocrats". In which 100 comics discussed the world's worst jokes, Saget revealed his notoriously filthy sense humor.

His long-running network TV programs didn't include raunchy comedy. He hosted "America's Funniest Home Videos", a family-friendly show, and he played the widower and father to three young girls in "Full House," an ABC sitcom that brought fame to the Olsen twins Mary Kate and Ashley.

Bob was a loving, generous, and compassionate man. "We are deeply sorry that he has passed away, but we know that he will continue being by our side to guide and assist us as gracefully as ever," the Olsens stated in a joint statement.

The show's popularity did not deter critics. Some called it cheesy, while others called it unrealistic. Saget was as friendly and charming in interviews as he was in front of the camera. He took all criticisms with a smile.

"Full House" was a touching show, but it was clearly too much. He spoke out to The Associated Press about the show's heightened reality and glossy Willy Wonka quality in a 2001 interview.

Saget tried again that year to play a widowed father with handsome children on "Raising Dad", a short-lived sitcom.

He stated that he was frequently asked about his sitcom-wizarding habit and gave a quick response: "(Kevin] Costner does three to four baseball movies and that's okay.

Saget was born May 17, 1956 in Philadelphia to Benjamin, a supermarket manager, and Rosalyn who worked in hospital administration. After graduating from Temple University, he enrolled briefly at the University of Southern California to study film.

He graduated from college, but he stayed in Los Angeles to pursue stand-up comedy. He was also a narrator in "How I Met Your Mother," which aired for nine seasons on CBS.

Josh Radnor, a cast member, tweeted that Bob Saget was the wiser and older'me' during nine years of How I Met Your Mother. He was kindest, sweetest, most supportive, and funny. He was the easiest person to be around. A mensch among mensches."

Saget was an actor who made guest appearances on "Entourage," a dark Hollywood comedy about dark comedy. He played Bob Saget, a foul-mouthed character but was, like the man, a misogynist.

Saget was getting ready for his comedy tour in 2020 when the pandemic struck. Saget turned his attention to "Bob Saget’s Here for You", a podcast that allowed fans to ask questions and comment on the show.

Over the years, he focused on directing occasionally. He appeared on HBO's "The Mind of the Married Man" and the Norm Mcdonald film "Dirty Work". He also appeared on Broadway in "Hand to God", and "The Drowsy Chaperone."

He was praised as the producer-director of 1996 TV movie "For Hope", loosely based upon the struggle of his sister Gay with the tissue disease Scleroderma. He appealed for federal funding for research.

In a January 2020 posting, he remembered his sister and noted that she had died at 47 years old. She would have been 73 in that month.

Saget was a father to Aubrey, Lara, and Jennifer with Sherri Kramer his first wife before he divorced in 1997. He married Kelly Rizzo in 2018.

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