Bob Saget, the salty comedian best known for playing clean-freak patriarch Danny Tanner on the beloved sitcom Full House, died Sunday at the age of 65, according to TMZ. The outlet writes that Saget was found in an Orlando hotel room and pronounced dead on the scene; as of yet, a cause of death has not been released. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office confirmed his death Sunday night, adding that “detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case.”
Saget had been performing standup in Florida hours before he died. “Loved tonight’s show @PV_ConcertHall in Jacksonville,” he tweeted early Saturday morning. “I had no idea I did a 2 hr set tonight. I’m happily addicted again to this shit.”
Born May 17, 1956 in Philadelphia, Saget planned to become a doctor before discovering a love for the arts. He became one of the most familiar faces in television in the 1980s and 90s after being cast to star on ABC’s hit family sitcom Full House and, two years after that series launched, beginning an eight-year run as the host of the same network’s viewer-submitted clip series America’s Funniest Home Videos. Later, he scored another major role in a second iconic sitcom, voicing the narrator on CBS’s How I Met Your Mother from 2005 to 2014.
Despite his family-friendly image, after Full House ended in 1995, Saget gained a reputation for using uncommonly dirty humor in his standup—as evidenced by a particularly memorable appearance in the 2005 documentary The Aristocrats and his 2014 book, Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian. He got his blue sense of humor from his father: “His attitude was always foul comedy,” Saget told Vanity Fair that year. “He loved it. When someone passed away, he would be sad, but he would try to look at the kids and give us a joke. At the gravesite.”
More recently, Saget could be found doing guest spots on everything from Law & Order: LA to Shameless, briefly appearing on The Masked Singer, touring, and making regular appearances on Netflix’s Full House revival Fuller House, which aired on the streaming platform from 2016 to 2020.
“I am touched how this show won’t go away,“ Saget said in April, speaking about the sitcom that made him a household name. “And part of the reason is that it takes you back to a time when things were a little simpler.”
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