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Bob Saget has died at the age of 65, it has been reported.

The comedian and actor passed away last night in a hotel in Orlando, Florida, whilst on a stand-up tour.

The 65-year-old is best-known for playing Danny Tanner on the ABC sitcom Full House between 1987 and 1995, later reprising the role in its sequel Fuller House in 2016.

Saget was pronounced dead at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando on Sunday, though the circumstances of his death are yet to be confirmed by authorities.

Orange County Sheriff’s Office however has said that “no signs of foul play or drug use” have been found in the case.

Bob Saget is best known for his role as Danny Tanner on Full House
Bob Saget is best known for his role as Danny Tanner on Full House ( Image: Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images)

In a statement, a police spokesperson said: “Earlier today, deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for a call about an unresponsive man in a hotel room.”

The actor and comedian appeared in the sitcom between 1987 and 1995
The actor and comedian appeared in the sitcom between 1987 and 1995 ( Image: Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images)

They added: “The man was identified as Robert Saget and pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case.”

And when asked on social media whether their statement was in reference to the comedian of the same name, authorities responded “yes.”

Saget and several of his co-stars later reprised their roles in sequel Fuller House
Saget and several of his co-stars, pictured, later reprised their roles in sequel Fuller House ( Image: Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images)

Saget had been touring the US, with recent dates taking him to venues in Florida. He performed at a show in Jacksonville on Saturday night and later tweeted about the audience.

He commented in a post on Twitter: “Loved tonight’s show @PV_ConcertHall in Jacksonville. Appreciative audience. Thanks again to @RealTimWilkins for the opening.

I had no idea I did a 2 hr set tonight. I’m happily addicted again to this sh*t.”

Bob Saget, pictured with co-star Dave Coulier, is best known for his role on Full House
Bob Saget, pictured with co-star Dave Coulier, is best known for his role on Full House ( Image: Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images)

Saget is best known for playing widowed father Danny Tanner in the sitcom Full House. His on-screen daughters were played by Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin as well as twins Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen.

He was also the host of America’s Funniest Home Videos from 1989 to 1997 and voiced the future Ted Mosby on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother from 2005 to 2014.

Bob Saget has reportedly died at the age of 65

Bob Saget has reportedly died at the age of 65 ( Image: WireImage)

His other credits include appearing in several episodes of Entourage and he took part in the Masked Singer in 2020 – in which he performed as Squiggly Monster.

Fans and fellow celebrities have paid tribute to Saget following news of his passing, including former co-stars of the actor.

 

Kat Dennings, who played his on-screen daughter in sitcom Raising Dad, wrote: “I just can’t believe it. What a wonderful guy.

He always went out of his way to make me comfortable and talked nonstop about his kids. Such a loss.”

Seth Green said: “Damn it @bobsaget you left your body. I’ll forever celebrate your genius, your giant heart, and joy for life.”

He added: “Thank you for helping me through the inevitable sadness of life with comedy. At least now you can hang with Rodney & Don again. Love you forever.”

Josh Gad tweeted: “There wasn’t a kinder person in Hollywood than Bob Saget. I am having trouble wrapping my head around this. I do not want to believe this. It’s all too much to handle.”

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