Bob Saget’s family released a statement after his death at age 65.
The actor and comedian, who played Danny Tanner in “Full House” and “Fuller House,” died Sunday after being found in a hotel room in Orlando, Florida, according to the County Sheriff’s Office. Orange.
“We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today,” the Saget family said in its 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 laughs.”
“While we are asking for privacy at this time, we invite you to join us in remembering the love and laughter Bob has brought to the world.”
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that the actor was pronounced dead at the Ritz-Carlton scene in Orlando.
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Earlier today, MPs were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for a call regarding an unconscious man in a hotel room. The man was identified as Robert Saget and pronounced deceased on the spot. Detectives found no sign of foul play or drug use in this case, “a Tweeter read.
The actor is survived by his wife, Kelly Rizzo. The two tied the knot in 2018 in a ceremony in Santa Monica, California. He is also survived by three adult daughters and their mother, his ex-wife, Sherri Kramer.
Tributes started pouring in on Twitter when the news broke on Sunday night. by Saget longtime “Full House” co-star John stamos was the first actor to publicly comment on the actor’s unexpected death.
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Stamos played Jesse Katsopolis alongside Saget’s Danny Tanner for nearly 200 episodes of the 1990s sitcom between 1987 and 1995. Soon after authorities in Orlando confirmed the news of Saget’s death, the 58-year-old actor shared on Twitter that he was “gutted” by the news that one of his best friends had passed away so suddenly.
“I’m broken. I’m drained. I’m in total and utter shock. I’ll never have another friend like him,” Stamos wrote on Sunday. “I love you so much Bobby.”
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Soon after, Candace Cameron Bure, who played Saget’s on-screen daughter DJ Tanner, shared a similar tweet expressing her shock and sadness at losing a member of her TV family.
“I do not know what to say” she wrote with a broken heart emoji. “I have no words. Bob was one of the best human beings I have ever known in my life. I loved him so much.”
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A spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office told Fox News Digital that MPs responded to a call at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando just after 4 p.m. and found Saget unconscious in a hotel room and were pronounced dead at the scene . The Orange County Fire Department also answered the call.
No cause of death was immediately available. A police spokesperson said the medical examiner’s office would determine this at a later date.
Saget rose to fame for his role alongside Stamos and Dave Coulier in “Full House”, where he plays a widowed father of three young girls who asks his brother-in-law and best friend to move into their San Francisco home. for help. he brings up the children without their mother being present. The show was a huge success and remained popular for decades after its conclusion.
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In 2016, Saget briefly resumed his role as Danny Tanner in the Netflix “Fuller House” revival, which spanned five seasons on the streaming platform.
Fox News’s Tyler McCarthy contributed to this report.
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