Bob Saget, comedian and 'Full House' star, dead at 65

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(CNN)Bob Saget, the comedian and histrion arguably known champion by audiences arsenic wholesome patriarch Danny Tanner connected the sitcom "Full House," has died, his household confirmed successful a connection to CNN.

He was 65.

"We are devastated to corroborate that our beloved Bob passed distant today," the Saget household said successful their statement. "He was everything to america and we privation you to cognize however overmuch helium loved his fans, performing unrecorded and bringing radical from each walks of beingness unneurotic with laughter. Though we inquire for privateness astatine this time, we invitation you to articulation america successful remembering the emotion and laughter that Bob brought to the world."

    Saget was recovered dormant successful a edifice country connected Sunday astatine the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, according to a connection from the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

      "The antheral was identified arsenic Robert Saget & pronounced deceased connected scene. Detectives recovered nary signs of foul play oregon cause usage successful this case," the Sheriff's connection read.

        The origin of decease volition beryllium determined by the aesculapian examiner, the Sheriff's bureau added.

        Saget was successful Florida arsenic portion of his drama tour. According to circuit dates pinned to his Twitter account, helium performed Saturday nighttime astatine Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

          He tweeted aft the show, "Loved tonight's amusement @PV_ConcertHall successful Jacksonville. Appreciative audience. Thanks again to @RealTimWilkins for opening. I had nary thought I did a 2 hr acceptable tonight. I'm happily addicted again to this s—t."

          Saget, though known connected the signifier and among his friends for his raunchy humor, archetypal became known to audiences connected family-friendly programming. He starred arsenic the widowed begetter of 3 girls connected ABC's "Full House" and past arsenic big of the network's "America's Funniest Home Videos" clip show.

          As Saget recalled to Jake Tapper successful a July 2021 interview, the way of his vocation was unexpected.

          "'Full House' was an accident," helium said. "I got fired connected CBS and was asked to beryllium successful 'Full House.'"

          The sitcom, which starred Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin and twins Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen successful 1 role, ran for 8 seasons. It lived connected successful syndication with beardown capable nostalgia surrounding it that Netflix picked up a spin-off successful 2016, "Fuller House," starring Bure but featuring predominant appearances from archetypal stars, including Saget, Dave Coulier and John Stamos. It ran for 5 seasons, concluding successful 2020.

          Jodie Sweetin, Mary-Kate Olsen, Bob Saget, Candace Cameron Bure successful  1993 successful  "Full House."

          "I'm adjacent with each the kids. It doesn't hap a batch successful the satellite wherever you enactment adjacent with each the people," Saget told Tapper. "We're an antithetic formed successful that mode that I person been capable to stay adjacent with everybody, due to the fact that I don't instrumentality 8 years of my beingness lightly and past the different 5 oregon six years, six seasons."

          His "Full House" co-star Stamos expressed his grief implicit the nonaccomplishment of his person and erstwhile workfellow connected Sunday.

          "I americium broken. I americium gutted," Stamos wrote connected Twitter. "I americium successful implicit and utter shock. I volition ne'er ever person different person similar him. I emotion you truthful overmuch Bobby."

          Coulier besides marked his erstwhile co-star's decease connected societal media, posting a photograph of the 2 holding hands and writing, "I'll ne'er fto go, brother. Love you."

          Following his archetypal circular of sitcom fame, Saget worked steadily successful movie and tv roles but became known to a caller procreation of sitcom fans connected CBS's "How I Met Your Mother," acting arsenic narrator and the dependable of aboriginal Ted Mosby. That amusement ran until 2014.

          Throughout the years, Saget remained a fixture successful stand-up comedy, releasing aggregate specials implicit the years and taking his amusement connected the road.

          Saget's estimation for reveling successful a overmuch edgier marque of drama could beryllium seen successful movies similar "The Aristocrats" -- exploring the contention among comics to archer the filthiest mentation of the aforesaid gag -- and his impermanent stint connected HBO's "Entourage" arsenic a mentation of himself.

          Asked by Esquire to specify his wit successful a 2013 interview, Saget explained, "I americium fundamentally conscionable a nine-year-old lad that evolved." Toward that end, Saget seemed to relish pushing backmost against his occurrence successful squeaky-clean shows, telling soiled jokes astatine ABC events to marque the executives squirm.

          'Full House' co-star John Stamos and much  retrieve  Bob Saget

          Saget was successful the midst of a circuit astatine the clip of his decease that was acceptable to instrumentality him to locations successful New York, Canada and respective different locations successful the coming months.

          According to his website, Saget often hosted drama events to rise wealth for the Scleroderma Research Foundation, for which helium served connected the committee of directors. He mislaid his sister to the chronic illness successful 1994, his website said.

          In 2020, helium launched a podcast, titled "Bob Saget's Here For You," an interrogation amusement wherever helium welcomed guests similar Tiffany Haddish, Jason Sudeikis, Whoopi Goldberg and Norman Lear.

          Lear was 1 of the galore who paid tribute to Saget connected Sunday.

          "Bob Saget was arsenic beauteous a quality arsenic helium was funny," Lear wrote connected Twitter. "And to my mind, helium was hilarious. We were adjacent friends and I could not person loved him more."

            Fellow comedian and podcaster Marc Maron added: "Oh no. RIP Bob Saget. Truly 1 of the nicest guys and truthful funny. Very sad."

            Comedian Gilbert Gottfried described his "shock" implicit the news, penning connected Twitter: "I conscionable spoke with Bob a fewer days ago. We stayed connected the telephone arsenic accustomed making each different laugh. RIP to friend, comedian & chap Aristocrat Bob Saget."

            CNN's Joe Sutton and Brian Lowry contributed to this story.

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