Comedian Bob Saget Dies at age 65
LOS ANGELES – Veteran comedian Bob Saget has died of undetermined causes, his family confirmed today. He was 65.
"We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today," the comedian's family said in a statement. "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."
Saget was found dead in a hotel room on Sunday at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, according to a statement issued by the Orange County Sheriff's Office.
Saget was known for his starring role as the widowed father of three girls on ABC's "Full House" in the 1990s and later as host of the network's "America's Funniest Home Videos" clip show.
The sitcom, which also starred John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Laurie Loughlin, Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin and twins Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen in one role, ran for eight seasons, from 1987-95. It ran on syndication with enough nostalgia it that Netflix picked up a spin-off in 2016, "Fuller House," starring Bure but featuring frequent appearances from original stars, including Saget, Dave Coulier and John Stamos. It ran for five seasons, concluding in 2020.