Bob Saget dead at 65: 'Full House' stars, celebrities pay tribute

·Writer, Yahoo Entertainment
·8-min read

Tributes are pouring in for Bob Saget, the beloved TV dad best known for playing Danny Tanner on Full House. The actor was found dead on Sunday at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando at the age of 65.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office confirmed Saget's passing, telling Yahoo Entertainment deputies responded to a call shortly after 4 p.m. local time. Officers found a man, identified to be Saget, unresponsive in a hotel room and he was pronounced deceased on scene. Cause of death has yet to be determined and detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case. The medical examiner's office will ultimately determine cause and manner of death.

Saget's Full House and Fuller House co-stars expressed condolences.

Bob Saget, here in 2017, has passed away at age 65
Bob Saget, here in 2017, has passed away at age 65. (Photo: Reuters)

John Stamos, who played Uncle Jesse, tweeted he's "gutted." Candace Cameron Bure remembered her TV dad as "one of the best humans." Dave Coulier, aka Uncle Joey, wrote his heart is "broken." Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who played Michelle, sent condolences to his family. Andrea Barber, who played neighbor Kimmy, said he had "the biggest heart of anyone in Hollywood."

“Bob was the most loving, compassionate and generous man," the Olsens said in a statement on Monday. "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. We are thinking of his daughters, wife and family and are sending our condolences.”

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried, a friend of Saget's, remembered how the actor made him laugh just a few days ago.

Kat Dennings, who appeared alongside Saget on the early aughts's Raising Dad, called her TV father "the loveliest man."

Patton Oswalt remembered "sharp and dark and funny as always" Saget interviewing him back in October.

Billy Crystal, Steve Martin, Kathy Griffin, Andy Cohen and many more stars reacted to the sad news.

Saget has been on a standup comedy tour. He performed in Jacksonville on Saturday night, even posting early on Sunday how he "loved tonight's show."

The Saget family released the following statement: "We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today. He was everything to us and we want you to know how much he loved his fans, performing live and bringing people from all walks of life together with laughter. Though we ask for privacy at this time, we invite you to join us in remembering the love and laughter that Bob brought to the world."

Saget shares three adult children with ex-wife, Sherri Kramer.

"They are the light of my life. I am a fortunate man in that all three of my daughters are exceptional. Very high beings, very smart people, very wonderful and very brilliant, very beautiful," he told People in 2016.

Saget wed Kelly Rizzo in 2018.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting