UPDATE: Beloved ‘Full House’ TV Dad Bob Saget Passes 65 – American Press

LOS ANGELES – Bob Saget, the actor-comedian best known for his role as beloved single father Danny Tanner on the sitcom “Full House” and as the sarcastic host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” has died, according to reports. Florida authorities. He was 65 years old.

Deputies in Orange County, Florida were called on Sunday about an “unconscious man” in a Ritz-Carlton hotel room in Orlando and found Saget dead, according to a statement from the sheriff on Twitter. Detectives found “no signs of foul play or drug use in this case.”

Saget was in Florida as part of his “I Don’t Do Negative Comedy Tour”. After warm receptions from the public at his concerts Friday in Orlando and Saturday at the resort town of Ponte Vedra Beach, he celebrated online.

“I’m back in comedy like I was when I was 26. Guess I’m finding my new voice and loving every moment,” he posted on Instagram on Saturday.

The other comedians and friends praised Saget not only for his wit, but also for his kindness.

“I’m broke. I’m drained. I’m in complete and utter shock. I’ll never have another friend like him,” wrote John Stamos, who starred with Saget on “Full House.” “I love you so much Bobby.”

“I have no words. Bob was one of the best human beings I have ever known in my life. I loved him so much,” said Candace Cameron Bure, who played Sagat’s daughter in ” Full house”.

“In an often ruthless business, he was historically not only hilarious, but most of all one of the nicest human beings I have ever met in my career,” actor Richard Lewis wrote on Twitter.

In a statement released on Sunday, members of Saget’s family said they were “devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob has passed away today …. While we are asking for privacy at this time, we invite you to to join us in remembering the love and laughter Bob brought to the world.

Saget the stand-up showed its backhand with what became a much talked about cameo in the 2005 documentary “The Aristocrats” – in which 100 comics riffed on the world’s dirtiest joke – which revealed its meaning notoriously dirty humor.

He has remained undercover on Network TV, both as a longtime host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and as a widower and father of three young girls on “Full House,” the ABC sitcom that also made the fame of the Olsen twins Mary-Kate. and Ashley when he made his debut in 1987.

The show’s popularity hasn’t deterred critics, with some calling it cheesy and others deeming it unreal. Saget, as lovable and funny in an interview as he was on television screens, took to the brickbats in stride.

“’Full House’ was a kind of loving show that was obviously over the top. He had his heightened reality, a brilliant Willy Wonka quality, ”he told The Associated Pres in a 2001 interview.

That year, Saget made another pass playing a widowed father with alluring children in the short-lived sitcom “Raising Dad”.

He said he found himself repeatedly answering questions about his habit of playing the sitcom widowers and had a ready answer: “(Kevin) Costner makes three, four baseball movies and that’s OK, that’s my reason for being.

Over the years, he has focused on directing occasionally, most notably on HBO’s “The Mind of the Married Man” and the Norm Macdonald film “Dirty Work”.

He received accolades as producer-director of the 1996 TV movie “For Hope,” loosely based on his late sister, Gay’s battle with scleroderma, a tissue disease, and called for increased federal funding support. of research.

He recalled his sister in a January 2020 article, noting that she had died aged 47 and would have been 73 that month.

Saget had daughters Aubrey, Lara and Jennifer with his first wife Sherri Kramer before divorcing in 1997. He married Kelly Rizzo in 2018.

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