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Breaking News: Actor Bob Saget Reportedly Dead in Orlando

Several sources are reporting that actor Bob Saget has died at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. He was 65 years old.

The Orange County Sherriff’s Office reported the following on Twitter

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.  #BobSaget

Saget is best known as Danny Tanner, the widowed father of three young girls on the ABC series ‘Full House’. The show ran on ABC for eight seasons, from 1987 to 1995.

Full House, Credit: IMDB

The character of Danny Tanner was reprised by Saget on the sequel series ‘Fuller House’, which ran on Netflix for five seasons, from 2016 to 2020. The focus of ‘Fuller House’ was the now-adult children, Saget was as a guest star instead of a regular.

Another television show that Saget was known for was ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’. He was the host of the long-running series from 1989 until 1997.

Fuller House, Credit: IMDB

While Saget played characters with a squeaky-clean image, his standup comedy was another story. His routine was known to be strictly for an adult crowd.

Saget’s last performance was in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday, January 8. Saget then tweeted about the show at 3:42 A.M. He said:

Loved tonight’s show  @PV_ConcertHall  in Jacksonville. Appreciative audience. Thanks again to  @RealTimWilkins  for opening. I had no idea I did a 2 hr set tonight. I’m happily addicted again to this (expletive). Check http://BobSaget.com for my dates in 2022.

Bob Saget in 2010, Credit: IMDB

He had performed at Hard Rock Orlando on Friday, January 8. That was the first date of his tour.

Bob Saget was born on May 17, 1956 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In addition to acting and standup comedy, he was a board member for the Scleroderma Research Foundation. His sister was diagnosed with scleroderma when she was 43, and died at the age of 47.

Our condolences to Saget’s family and friends.

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I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.