Bob Saget, the raunchy comedian who first came to fame via the wholesome Full House and America’s Funniest Home Videos, has died. He was 65. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department said Saget died at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando in a social-media post. Saget was “pronounced deceased on scene,” the sheriff’s department said. “Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case.” Saget was on tour, shouting out his Saturday night show in Jacksonville, Florida, on Twitter.
Saget was a regular at the Comedy Store when he landed a part in the ABC sitcom Full House. As the widower Danny Tanner, Saget became beloved by ’80s and ’90s kids. He also hosted America’s Funniest Home Videos, often voicing the players in each scene. Saget’s onscreen persona was in sharp contrast to his more adult stand-up career, something Saget took great delight in.
For nine seasons, Saget voiced Future Ted in How I Met Your Mother, narrating the exploits of his younger self to his children. Saget also appeared in Netflix’s revival of Full House, Fuller House. He directed the Norm Macdonald vehicle and cult classic Dirty Work and contributed to documentaries about the Comedy Store, Garry Shandling, Cobb’s Comedy Club in San Francisco, the history of sitcoms, and the shaggy-dog dirty-joke story known as “the Aristocrats.” Saget was mourned online by friends, colleagues, and fans including Comedy Store colleague Marc Maron, Pete Davidson, and Full House co-star John Stamos. He is survived by his wife, Kelly Rizzo, and three children. “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,” the Saget family said in a statement obtained by Vulture. “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.”