Bob Saget, a household name since starring on Full House and hosting America's Funniest Home Videos, died suddenly Sunday, January 9, in his Orlando Ritz-Carlton hotel room. He was 65.
No cause is known at this time, and TMZ has reported no cause is yet known. Rescue personnel responded to a call around 4 p.m. ET Sunday and found the comedian unresponsive. He was declared dead at the scene.
Saget was on tour, and had completed a two-hour set Saturday night at a Jacksonville, Florida, concert hall. "Loved tonight’s show @PV_ConcertHall in Jacksonville," he tweeted. "Appreciative audience. Thanks again to @RealTimWilkins for opening. I had no idea I did a 2 hr set tonight. I’m happily addicted again to this sh*t. Check http://BobSaget.com for my dates in 2022."
Bob Saget was born May 17, 1956, in Philadelphia and planned on becoming a doctor before a teacher encouraged him to explore performing.
Graduating from Temple University's film school, he survived a near-death experience when his appendix burst and launched an acting career, making his TV debut on Bosom Buddies (1981).
Saget was cast as Danny Tanner on Full House, an out-of-nowhere hit thanks to phenomenal interest in newly minted stars the Olsen twins. The show ran for over 190 episodes from 1987-1995, and he reprised the role for approximately 15 episodes on Fuller House (2016-2020).
Saget was also the host of America's Funniest Home Videos from 1989-1997, was a regular on Raising Dad (2001-2002) and Surviving Suburbia (2009), recurred on Entourage (2005-2010 and the 2015 feature) in a self-parodying role, and (playing the future Ted Mosby) was the narrator of How I Met Your Mother (2005-2014).
Saget appeared in the films Full Moon High (1981), Critical Condition (1987), Meet Wally Sparks (1997), Half Baked (1998), A Stand Up Guy (2016), Benjamin (2019), and Killing Daniel (2021).
Along with Through Adam's Eyes, his 1977 documentary short that he worked on while attending school, he directed Moving (1981), Dirty Work (1998), Farce of the Penguins (2006), Benjamin (2019), and a documentary on comic actor Martin Mull (b. 1943) that is thought to be in post-production, as well as several TV movies and episodes.
Most recently, Saget had hosted the Bob Saget's Here for You podcast (2020) and was revealed as the man inside the Squiggly Monster on The Masked Singer (2020).
Saget is survived by his wife, Kelly Rizzo, and his three children.