Bob Saget, Full House Legend, Has Died Aged 65


The US actor Bob Saget, best known for his role as Danny Tanner on the classic TV sitcom Full House has reportedly passed away at the age of 65.

Saget, who starred in both Full House and its sequel, Fuller House, was found unresponsive in a hotel in Orlando, Florida and pronounced deceased on the scene.

His cause of death is yet to be determined however the Orange County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that they “found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case.”

The comedian was performing as part of his US ‘I Don’t Do Negative’ tour in Jacksonville, Florida, just hours beforehand, and had tweeted after the gig that he “loved tonight’s show” and “had no idea I did a 2 hr set tonight”.

“I’m happily addicted again to this shit,” he wrote.

He was found the following day, 9 Jan GMT-5 time, at around 4pm. The tour was expected to continue until June.

Born May 17, 1956, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Saget had originally dreamed of being a doctor, however, his English teacher recognised his creative potential and encouraged him to follow a career in film.

He had a short stint as part of CBS’ The Morning Programme before landing the role of Tanner in Full House in 1987. He played the role of the obsessively clean father figure for over 200 episodes alongside a cast including Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron, and Jodie Sweetin.

The show was consistently popular throughout the 90s and rerun internationally. Saget later went on to host the pre-internet video clip show America’s Funniest Home Videos and also played the role of the narrator future Ted Mosby on How I Met Your Mother.

Saget reprised his role as Tanner for 10 episodes of the Full House sequel, Fuller House, produced by Netflix in 2016.

Friends and fans have begun sharing their grief online at the loss of the beloved comedian. former The Daily Show host Jon Stewart called him “the funniest and nicest” on Twitter while Whoopi Goldberg has also expressed her condolences for her friend with a “huge heart”.

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