Bob Saget Dead at 65, Cause of Death Unknown as Friends Pay Tribute
It’s a sad day in the world of television. Bob Saget, known for his iconic role of Danny Tanner on Full House passed away at the age of 65. The actor and comedian passed away on Sunday at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando. The cause of death is currently unknown.
The Orange County Sheriff’s office has confirmed that this television mogul was found dead in his hotel room yesterday. The sheriff’s department and fire department arrived to the hotel around 4 p.m. ET and prnounced Saget dead on the scene.
“We have no information on cause of death, and detectives have found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case,” the Orange County Sheriff‘s office told TMZ. “The Medical Examiner’s Office will make the final call on the cause and manner of death.”
Before Saget’s death, he was performing as part of a comedy tour, which was set to conclude in Calgary, Alberta Canada on June 25.
This actor and comedian was so well known in Hollywood that almost every celebrity has something to say about his passing. Even though Saget was merely a father figure on television, it’s clear that he stepped into that position for real for his Full House daughters.
Candace Cameron Bure famously known as her Full House character, DJ Tanner, shared a tribute for her on-screen dad following the tragic news. She shared photos of the two hugging, along with behind the scenes of she and Saget on the Fuller House set.
Along with Bure, other members of the Full House cast have shared tributes to America’s favorite dad. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen famously known as their role of Michelle Tanner shared a joint statement:
“Bob was the most loving, compassionate and generous man. We are deeply saddened that he is no longer with us but know that he will continue to be by our side to guide us as gracefully as he always has.”
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On top of Saget’s on-screen children paying tribute, his on-screen best friends had heartfelt messages about him. Both John Stamos, Uncle Jesse, and Dave Coulier, Uncle Joey paid tribute on their social medias.
John Stamos, famously known for his role as Uncle Jesse, has shared that he is heartbroken over the news.
Andrea Barber, famously known as the Tanner’s neighbor, Kimmy Gibbler, also showed love for the star. Barber didn’t play one of Saget’s on screen children, but he loved her like one.
“This one hurts. He had the biggest heart of anyone in Hollywood. He gave the biggest hugs. I am gutted that I will never be able to hug him again. Bob ended every text, every interaction with “Love you.” Didn’t matter how long or short we’d been apart. He loved so deeply and so fiercely,” Barber wrote. “He never hesitated to tell you just how much you meant to him. This is the greatest lesson I learned from Bob Saget – don’t hesitate to tell people you love them. I feel at peace knowing that Bob knew exactly how much I adore him.”
Saget’s Famous Friends Pay Tribute to The Legend
Tom Bergeron, one of Saget’s closest friends and former co-star on The Masked Singer, also spoke out in memory of the late comedian. The two have a lot in common including hosting America’s Funniest Home Videos and filmed Bergeron’s final America’s Funniest Home Videos together. In Bergeron’s statement, he shared that he is thankful for that episode of the show.
“For my final America’s Funniest Home Videos, I asked my friend for a special favor. Without hesitation he said yes (link to video in bio). I’ll always be grateful for that. And for our friendship #RIP,” he wrote.
On top of people Saget worked closely with, there are many comedians who have been touched by his time in Hollywood. Comedians like Maz Jobrani, Jeff Cesario, Dane Cook, and others have shared tributes for the late comedian. Ken Jeong spoke on behalf of the comedy community in his tribute, expressing how much Saget meant to comedy as a whole.