Actor and comedian, Bob Saget, has reportedly passed away according to a report from TMZ media outlet.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office told the publication, “We have no information on cause of death, and detectives have found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case.” The information was expanded upon with, “the Medical Examiner’s Office will make the final call on the cause and manner of death.”
On Saturday night, he was in Jacksonville doing a show at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall where he actually shouted out the crowd early Sunday morning. Saget wrote, “Loved tonight’s show @PV_ConcertHall in Jacksonville. 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 shit. Check http://BobSaget.com for my dates in 2022.”
Loved tonight’s show @PV_ConcertHall in Jacksonville. 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 shit. Check https://t.co/nqJyTiiezU for my dates in 2022. pic.twitter.com/pEgFuXxLd3
— bob saget (@bobsaget) January 9, 2022
According to the tweet, detectives said they found no signs of foul play or drug use. Deputies said the Medical Examiner’s Office will determine Saget’s cause of death.
Earlier today, deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for a call about an unresponsive man in a hotel room. The man was identified as Robert Saget & pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case. #BobSaget pic.twitter.com/aB1UKiOlmi
— Orange County Sheriff's Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) January 10, 2022
Saget was best known for playing Danny Tanner, the widowed patriarch of the Tanner clan, in the ABC series Full House, which ran from 1987 to 1995. As the clean freak, aggressively Type A Tanner, Saget spent eight seasons projecting patriarchal warmth, ending each episode by imparting a moral lesson to one of his three daughters, along with a warm hug.
Through his performance as Danny Tanner, as well as his role as the host of America’s Funniest Home Videos from 1989 to 1997, Saget cultivated an image as the wholesome paterfamilias, despite his roots as a stand-up comedian who worked blue for much of his career.
He definitively shed that image with his cameo role as a drug addict in the 1998 cult classic Half-Baked. Although Saget enjoyed exploiting the contradiction between his real-life personality and the Danny Tanner character, he appeared to have nothing but respect for the other members of the Full House cast and the show’s legacy, appearing in multiple episodes of the franchise reboot, Netflix’s Fuller House. When he was initially cast, “people [were] going, ‘He’s such a sick bastard, it’s so funny he’s doing that part.’ But it’s a part anyone would be lucky to have if they wanted it,” he told WIllamette Week in 2016.