Beloved actor and comedian Bob Saget was found dead on Sunday at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, as first reported by TMZ. He was 65.
Bob Saget has died.https://t.co/85nMLUQ4zl
— TMZ (@TMZ) January 10, 2022
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office released the following statement:
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
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.
Saget appeared in many movies and television shows, and was best-known for playing TV dad Danny Tanner on the sitcom Full House. He’s also had a huge following for his stand-up comedy, which he’d been on tour for. He tweeted the following early on Sunday morning:
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 https://t.co/nqJyTiiezU for my dates in 2022. pic.twitter.com/pEgFuXxLd3
— bob saget (@bobsaget) January 9, 2022
In addition to his work as an actor and comedian, Saget has been a director and TV host, notably for America’s Funniest Home Videos.
This is a huge loss, and there’s been a ton of reaction on social media to the devastating news.
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
Still in shock. I just spoke with Bob a few days ago. We stayed on the phone as usual making each other laugh. RIP to friend, comedian & fellow Aristocrat Bob Saget. pic.twitter.com/TDKT8JoULq
— Gilbert Gottfried (@RealGilbert) January 10, 2022
I know that people lose loved ones, good people, every day. No one gets a pass. 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. #RipBobSaget
— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) January 10, 2022
Just the funniest and nicest…
— Jon Stewart (@jonstewart) January 10, 2022
Sail on my friend Bob Saget With your huge heart and abject lunacy,my condolences to his daughters & other family
— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) January 10, 2022
I’m shocked and saddened to learn that Bob Saget is gone. A great friend and one of the funniest and sweetest people I have ever known. My love to his beautiful family.
— Billy Crystal (@BillyCrystal) January 10, 2022
I am extremely saddened to just hear of the passing of my friend Bob Saget. You were always hilarious and kind. You made my life and so many other peoples lives better Bob. Rest In Peace.
— Tom Green (@tomgreenlive) January 10, 2022
Oh no. RIP Bob Saget. Truly one of the nicest guys and so funny. Very sad.
— marc maron (@marcmaron) January 10, 2022
We are so saddened and heartbroken to hear of the passing of @BobSaget, a long-time friend of Rich's and one of our favorite guests. Here he is from 2017 telling us his favorite Don Rickles story. May they be enjoying a laugh together tonight. #RIPBobSaget pic.twitter.com/TrNWVydiI0
— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) January 10, 2022
Bob Saget was a beloved and boundary-pushing comedian. He’ll be missed. pic.twitter.com/ftE8MvdOm1
— comedycentral (@ComedyCentral) January 10, 2022
Bob was so special to me and I’ll be sad about this day forever. Please be kind like Bob always was and consider donating here. It would mean everything to him: https://t.co/8DU8SNfrBJ pic.twitter.com/6fV77YTysy
— Artie Lange (@artiequitter) January 10, 2022
— B.J. Novak (@bjnovak) January 10, 2022
One of the funniest nights of my life was in the early 90's in a limo heading downtown with @TheRichardLewis @DaveCoulier and Saget. Blue and brutal and funny AF!
Wherever he's gone, people will be laughing!
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) January 10, 2022
Bob Saget was as lovely a human as he was funny. And to my mind, he was hilarious. We were close friends and I could not have loved him more. pic.twitter.com/TM8r1hzCfO
— Norman Lear (@TheNormanLear) January 10, 2022
When I was just starting out as a reporter, I was at my 1st premiere & Bob Saget & John Stamos were there. I had to go talk to them, having watched them my entire childhood. Bob went out of his way to ask me questions, to learn about me. The world lost a light today. #RipBobSaget pic.twitter.com/3VhQTOwUfM
— Beatrice Verhoeven (@bverhoev) January 10, 2022
Love you, Bob Saget.
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) January 10, 2022
Bet you didn't know that Bob Saget was briefly the head coach of the Clippers back in 1991.
Rest easy Bob, thanks for the laughs. pic.twitter.com/i4YAR4vIBR
— Hoops Nostalgia (@HoopsNostalgia) January 10, 2022
— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) January 10, 2022
If you're my age, your weekends as a kid started with Bob Saget on "Full House" and ended with Bob on "America's Funniest Home Videos."
— Kevin Kaduk (@KevinKaduk) January 10, 2022
You kids will never understand how Bob Saget used to basically host YouTube on tv, and we had to wait for one half hour on a Sunday night to all watch it together.
— itsonlyzach (@itsonlyzach) January 10, 2022