Bob Saget, Comedian and Star of Full House, Dies at 65 – IGN

Bob Saget, the beloved comedian and star of Full House, has died at the age of 65.

While his death was first reported by TMZ, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office officially confirmed the sad news and added that there were “no signs of foul play or drug use in this case.”

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Image Credit: Phillip Faraone/Getty Images

“Earlier today, deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for a call about an unresponsive man in a hotel room,” Orange County Sheriff’s Office wrote. “The man was identified as Robert Saget & pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case.”

Saget tweeted just last night after his show at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall in Jacksonville, Florida, saying that he was “happily addicted to this shit” while also promoting his website BobSaget.com that has the dates for his I Don’t Do Negative Tour in 2022.

Saget was born Robert Lane Saget on May 17, 1956, in Philadelphia, PA. He had initially hoped to become a doctor, but his Honors English teacher Elaine Zimmerman pushed him towards a career in film.

He would go on to attend Temple University’s film school and would create a black-and-white film known as Through Adam’s Eyes that earned him an award at the Student Academy Awards. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1978 and secured his first role in a short called Devices in 1980.

He would continue taking smaller gigs like CBS’ The Morning Program until he secured his breakout role as Danny Tanner in Full House in 1987. Those who only watched him as the wholesome family man with a warm smile may not have realized that, in real life, he was all those things but also a pretty raunchy comic.

Alongside Full House, many will remember Saget as the host of America’s Funniest Home Videos from 1989 to 1997. He played both the host of America’s Funniest Home Videos and Danny Tanner in Full House at the same time as Full House ran until 1995.

Saget also reprised his role as Danny Tanner in certain episodes of Fuller House, the sequel series that ran from 2016-2020. Some other career highlights include playing himself in Entourage, serving as the narrator/older Ted Mosby in How I Met Your Mother, and taking on the role of Matt Stewart in Raising Dad.

As previously mentioned, he also had a long career as a successful stand-up comedian who was known for pushing the envelope with his dirty sense of humor. His comedy album, “That’s What I’m Talkin’ About,” was nominated for Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album in 2013.

Saget is survived by his wife Kelly Rizzo and his three children.

Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.



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