Bob Saget, the actor known for bringing loving and spring-cleaning-obsessed dad-of-3, Danny Tanner to life in 90s sitcom Full House and later Fuller House, has passed away.
The sad news was confirmed by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office:
“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.”
Shortly after, his family released a statement too:
“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. 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.”
Bob Saget was a much-loved TV host, comedian and a passionate advocate for Scleroderma Research, an incurable and rare disease from which his sister, Gay, died many years ago – it happens to be her birthday today too.
Several hours before his death, he released a statement through the Scleroderma Research Foundation:
“No one should have to suffer as Gay did, which is why I’m committed to finding a cure and a proud board member of the Scleroderma Research Foundation.”
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Bob was 65. He leaves behind wife Kelly Rizzo, and his three daughters Aubrey, Lara and Jennifer whom he shared with ex-partner Sherri Kramer.
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