He was an after school staple for countless kids in the ’80s and ’90s—but today news broke that Bob Saget, best known for his role as Danny Tanner in Full House, was found dead in a Florida hotel. He was 65.
Authorities say they responded to a call at the Ritz Carlton in Orlando Sunday afternoon for an unresponsive male, later identified by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office as Saget. Officials say they found no signs of foul play or drug use at the scene.
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
Saget was in Florida for his “I Don’t Do Negative” comedy tour, and performed last night in Jacksonville. He tweeted about the show late last night, saying he “loved tonight’s show.”
Of course, to many of us who grew up as the Oregon Trail generation, Saget will forever be Danny Tanner, the beloved, slightly bumbling father who earned the nickname “America’s Dad” raising his on-screen daughters DJ, Stephanie, and Michelle alongside Uncle Jesse, Aunt Becky, and Joey. He went on to host several years of America’s Funniest Home Videos, and later reprised his role on the Netflix reboot Fuller House, but his original role as Danny Tanner is how we’ll best remember him.
Reaction to Saget’s death started pouring in on social media Sunday night, including stunned reactions from his former co-stars:
I don’t know what to say 💔. I have no words. Bob was one of the best humans beings I’ve ever known in my life. I loved him so much.
— Candace Cameron Bure (@candacecbure) January 10, 2022
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
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
Deeply saddened to learn of the untimely passing of comedian Bob Saget. Beloved by millions as America’s Dad, he was a regular presence in our living rooms, bringing to us the funniest videos and countless belly laughs. Gone too soon, like so many of the brightest souls.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 10, 2022
Man basically carried my childhood💔 RIP Bob Saget🙏 pic.twitter.com/AGe0pqb2EI
— Grinding DF (@SiimplyGrinding) January 10, 2022
Just the funniest and nicest…
— Jon Stewart (@jonstewart) January 10, 2022
Rest in peace, Bob Saget—and thanks for the laughs.