In another unexpected loss, comedian/actor Bob Saget, best known as the wholesome patriarch of the hit sitcom Full House, has died at the age of 65.
TMZ reports that Saget was found dead in his hotel room in Orlando, Florida after performing a few nights of stand-up in the area, as confirmed by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. The official cause of death is not known at this point, and police does not suspect foul play or drug use.
Fans came to know and love Saget as affectionate, overtly straight-laced, widowed father Danny Tanner for all eight seasons of Full House, from 1987 to 1995. He would later reprise that role for the Netflix spinoff, Fuller House, which ran from 2016-2020. Saget was also known as the original host of the still-running America’s Funniest Home Videos, from 1989 to 1997.
In later years, Saget would pivot towards “less-than-wholesome” stand-up comedy, earning a Grammy nomination for his 2014 comedy album, That’s What I’m Talkin’ About. Other credits include How I Met Your Mother, Entourage, Raising Dad, Half Baked, Shameless, and The Masked Singer.
Saget leaves behind his wife, Kelly Rizzo, and three children.