On Sunday (January 9) The Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Florida released a statement saying “deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for a call about an unresponsive man in a hotel room.” The man was later identified as comedian and actor Robert “Bob” Saget. He was 65 years old.
“Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case,” The Sheriff’s Office stated.
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
Bob was most well-known for playing Danny Tanner on Full House from 1987-1995. He later reprised his role in ten episodes of the Full House sequel series, Fuller House.
In addition, Bob was a longtime host of America’s Funniest Home Videos. He hosted the show from 1989-1997. More recently, Bob competed on Season 4 of The Masked Singer as the Squiggly Monster.
Bob was in Florida on his I Don’t Do Negative Tour at the time of his passing.
Bob earned tributes from his Full House co-stars, including Candace Cameron Bure, the Olsen Twins, and John Stamos.
“I am broken. I am gutted,” John wrote on Twitter. “I am in complete and utter shock. I will never ever have another friend like him. I love you so much Bobby.”
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
Bob is survived by his wife, Kelly Rizzo, and his three daughters Aubrey, Lara, and Jennifer (whom he shared with his ex-wife Sherri Kramer).
Following Bob’s death, his family released an emotional statement to Us Weekly.
“We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today,” the family’s statement reads. “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.“
Our hearts break for Bob’s family during this sad time. They’ll be in our thoughts and prayers.
May Bob rest in peace.