Full House Star Bob Saget Dead at 65
Full House Star Bob Saget passed away today at the age of 65. Saget was born on May 17, 1956. He first entered the entertainment business in 1980 with the short Devices. After playing a few roles on television, Saget was cast in the hit sitcom Full House, where he played the role of patriarch Danny Tanner over 8 seasons. Later, he would reprise the Netflix sequel series Fuller House. This show aired for 5 more seasons. Saget was only in 15 episodes, along with original stars Candace Cameron Bure and Jodie Sweetin.
Saget was also the voice of the Full House franchise; he voiced Ted Mosby, the older Ted Mosby, and provided narration for all his stories. From 1989 to 1997, he hosted America’s Funniest Home Videos. Saget has appeared on numerous television shows, often even as himself. He was a guest star on four episodes of HBO’s Entourage. He was most recently a contestant in The Masked Singer.
TMJ reports that Saget died on Sunday, January 9th, at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Florida. He was 65 years old. After Saget was found in his room by security, the sheriff’s office and fire department responded to the scene at 4 PM. Although a cause of death was not released, it is believed that Saget was declared dead on the spot. Saget performed Saturday night in Jacksonville as part of his I Don’t Do Negative tour. He wrote, “I didn’t know I did a 2-hour set tonight. This shit is making me happy again.
Saget was a talented comedian who performed various stand-up shows throughout his career. His 2014 comedy album What’s the Talkin’ About earned him a Grammy nomination. He had several dates planned for his current tour. Saget has appeared in many films over the years, including Dumb & Dumberer: How Harry Met Lloyd. The film Killing Daniel is his final screen appearance.
Saget’s humor and warmth will be remembered fondly as he played the role of Danny Tanner. Saget was a father figure to many who grew up watching Full House. It was a difficult decision to lose him, especially considering how abrupt it was. He’ll be missed, but he has made a mark in the entertainment industry and the hearts of viewers all over the world.