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Saget was found unresponsive in a hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes and pronounced dead on the scene, the Orlando Sheriff’s Department confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter on Sunday night. Authorities have no information on the cause of death. Detectives have found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case, and the Orange County Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.
“We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today,” said the Saget family in a statement to THR. “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.”
The famous stand-up comedian and Philadelphia native is best known for his breakout role as Danny Tanner on ABC’s popular family sitcom Full House, which ran from fall 1987 through May 1995 and was rebooted by Netflix in 2016 as Fuller House.
Saget’s Full House co-stars took to social media to remember him. After individual posts from castmembers, the series’ alums posted a group statement in which they said their TV clan “became a real family.”
“And now we grieve as a family,” the statement continued. “Bob made us laugh until we cried. Now our tears flow in sadness, but also with gratitude for all the beautiful memories of our sweet, kind, hilarious, cherished Bob. He was a brother to us guys, a father to us girls and a friend to all of us. Bob, we love you dearly. We ask in Bob’s honor, hug the people you love. No one gave better hugs than Bob.”
Saget was also known for his voiceover work on How I Met Your Mother. He narrated the CBS sitcom that ran from 2005-14 as the older version of the show’s main character, Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor). In a series of tweets, HIMYM co-creator Craig Thomas remembered Saget and explained how he helped their show.
“We cast a different actor’s voice to be Future Ted because we liked the idea of Future You telling Past You that it’s all gonna be OK, the ups…the downs…you will make it through…thanks for telling us Bob… and making us feel that it’s true,” Thomas wrote.
Saget was also valuable behind the scenes, Thomas said, explaining that having the beloved figure as narrator “helped the show — which was created by a couple of untested children (me and Carter Bays) get, and stay, on the air…it lent an air of legitimacy to have him…and in the comedy community, it meant respect.”
In a series of tweets, Radnor recalled how he bonded with the voice of his character’s future self.
“He was the kindest, loveliest, funniest, most supportive man,” Radnor wrote of Saget. “The easiest person to be around. A mensch among mensches.”
“I had so much imposter syndrome when HIMYM started, thought I’d be found out, kicked off set & sent home. When I’d run into Bob on the Fox lot in those early days he’d gush over my performance & tell me how he was studying me to make sure his vocal performance felt right,” Radnor wrote. “This man that I’d delighted in seeing on TV for years cheering me on, letting me know I had a right to be there and playing that character… I can’t overstate how meaningful his words were. (He also, true to form, told me jokes that I cannot tell here or in polite company.)”
In closing, he captioned a photo of him with Saget with this message: “I’m endlessly grateful that HIMYM brought Bob Saget into my life. I’ll hear his voice in my head for the rest of my days.”
Everyone from Norman Lear and Billy Crystal to Jon Stewart also shared their reactions to Saget’s untimely passing on Sunday. Gilbert Gottfried said he was “still in shock” upon hearing the news: “I just spoke with Bob a few days ago. We stayed on the phone as usual making each other laugh. RIP to friend, comedian & fellow Aristocrat Bob Saget.” Whoopi Goldberg wrote, “Sail on my friend Bob Saget. With your huge heart and abject lunacy.”
See what Hollywood is saying below.
I am broken. I am gutted. I am in complete and utter shock. I will never ever have another friend like him. I love you so much Bobby.
— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) January 10, 2022
My heart is broken. I love you, Bob. Your forever brother, Dave.
— Dave Coulier (@DaveCoulier) January 10, 2022
I don’t know what to say 💔. I have no words. Bob was one of the best humans beings I’ve ever known in my life. I loved him so much.
— Candace Cameron Bure (@candacecbure) January 10, 2022
I’m shocked and saddened to learn that Bob Saget is gone. A great friend and one of the funniest and sweetest people I have ever known. My love to his beautiful family.
— Billy Crystal (@BillyCrystal) January 10, 2022
Bob Saget was as lovely a human as he was funny. And to my mind, he was hilarious. We were close friends and I could not have loved him more. pic.twitter.com/TM8r1hzCfO
— Norman Lear (@TheNormanLear) January 10, 2022
I'm stunned beyond belief — @bobsaget has died. I'm confused and sad here… I just spoke with him a couple days ago and we just had the most beautiful podcast chat over the holidays. I loved him. I can not believe this.
— Dane Cook (@DaneCook) January 10, 2022
I wanna share the voice texts I'm listening to that we were leaving each other this week. I'm laughing and crying. Im beyond sad. I can not believe this. I loved you Sag. We all did. pic.twitter.com/VGnQSHr7JO
— Dane Cook (@DaneCook) January 10, 2022
Sail on my friend Bob Saget With your huge heart and abject lunacy,my condolences to his daughters & other family
— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) January 10, 2022
Still in shock. I just spoke with Bob a few days ago. We stayed on the phone as usual making each other laugh. RIP to friend, comedian & fellow Aristocrat Bob Saget. pic.twitter.com/TDKT8JoULq
— Gilbert Gottfried (@RealGilbert) January 10, 2022
Bob was at my house in October interviewing me for a documentary. He was sharp and dark and funny as always and we were gonna catch up over coffee when he was done editing and now I’m crying FUCK #RIPBobSaget pic.twitter.com/wgrp3cOXGE
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) January 10, 2022
I have always and will always love Bob Saget. https://t.co/dAlMU913Wc
— B.J. Novak (@bjnovak) January 3, 2022
— Dave Sirus (Brick) (@DaveSirus) January 10, 2022
Seeing this tweet from B.J. six days ago and I agree. You couldn’t find a nicer or sharper wit than Bob Saget. Shocked and devastated. 💔💔💔 https://t.co/QgiYCW5H92
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) January 10, 2022
Just the funniest and nicest…
— Jon Stewart (@jonstewart) January 10, 2022
I know that people lose loved ones, good people, every day. No one gets a pass. But the loss of Bob Saget hits deep. If you didn’t know him, he was kind and dear and cared about people deeply. He was the definition of “a good egg”. Too soon he leaves. #RipBobSaget
— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) January 10, 2022
There was simply no better guy. He was the best. Sending love to the many, many, many people who are heartbroken right now. I can't think of anyone whose memory will be more of a blessing. https://t.co/07TLLIrrMe
— Carter Bays (@CarterBays) January 10, 2022
I don't even know what to say about Bob Saget. I loved him and was so lucky to work with someone so funny, soulful and kind. His role on himym was a voice in the future, looking back on all of life's complexity with a smile, and that's how I'll always remember him #RIPBobSaget…
— Craig Thomas (@HimymCraig) January 10, 2022
We always joked we were related, my God I will miss him… https://t.co/ncnjhxcOt9
— Craig Thomas (@HimymCraig) January 10, 2022
I'd just add: Bob Saget as the Narrator of #HIMYM helped the show — which was created by a couple of untested children (me and @CarterBays) get, and stay, on the air…it lent an air of legitimacy to have him…and in the comedy community, it meant respect.
— Craig Thomas (@HimymCraig) January 10, 2022
Bob Saget was the older wiser ‘me' for nine years on How I Met Your Mother. He was the kindest, loveliest, funniest, most supportive man. The easiest person to be around. A mensch among mensches. 1/7
— Josh Radnor (@JoshRadnor) January 10, 2022
Absolutely stunned to hear about Bob Saget. He was always so kind and generous and hilarious. Gone too soon. #RIP
— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) January 10, 2022
Damn it @bobsaget you left your body
I’ll forever celebrate your genius, your giant heart, and joy for life.
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
— Seth Green (@SethGreen) January 10, 2022
Fuck! Saget would have wanted something tweeted that was really funny and in very bad taste. I can’t do that. I’m just so sad. Bob was just great on every level and we will all miss him. #BobSaget pic.twitter.com/EM3EwHIcjx
— Penn Jillette (@pennjillette) January 10, 2022
I’ll miss Bob Saget so much. He was as kind as he was funny.
— Nikki Glaser (@NikkiGlaser) January 10, 2022
This is insane. He was so young, and one of the sweetest comics around. Kind and genuine every time you saw him. What a loss.
Bob Saget, Comic and Star of TV’s ‘Full House,’ Dies at 65 https://t.co/hpbbwYyOj3
— Aisha Tyler (@aishatyler) January 10, 2022
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.
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) January 10, 2022
I am in shock. I am so numb right now.
— Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) January 10, 2022
Bob Saget was an amazing comedian and a really warm and generous man. It doesn’t seem real to me yet, I just saw him last week and it’s hard to even imagine him not being here. He was the best. pic.twitter.com/kaYuqgp7QN
— Margaret Cho (@margaretcho) January 10, 2022
Man, rest well Bob Saget. Philiadelphian, Temple alum, and incredible comedian.
— quinta brunson (@quintabrunson) January 10, 2022
Oh no. RIP Bob Saget. Truly one of the nicest guys and so funny. Very sad.
— marc maron (@marcmaron) January 10, 2022
Oh god. Bob Saget!!! The loveliest man. I was his TV daughter for one season and he was always so kind and protective. So so sorry for his family.
— Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) January 10, 2022
Lost a great guy and a friend.
RIP Bob Saget https://t.co/xWse8pNqCk
— Guy Fieri (@GuyFieri) January 10, 2022
Heartbroken. Bob is one of the nicest and funniest people I ever met. Love you, Bob. ♥️ https://t.co/pqFjMzcIWr
— Phil Rosenthal (@PhilRosenthal) January 10, 2022
RIP Bob Saget 💔 The world has lost yet another comedic legend & television icon. pic.twitter.com/vXyJBFPgjP
— WWHL (@BravoWWHL) January 10, 2022
I’m so shocked at @bobsaget’s passing. One of the most kind & thoughtful people I’ve ever come across & he just happened to be one of the funniest on the planet. I will miss you so much Bob. Love you dear friend. I’m so sorry @kellyrizzo. And so sorry to the rest of the family.
— Joel McHale (@joelmchale) January 10, 2022
He had the biggest heart and wore it on his sleeve. He was so generous with his feelings. A mensch. #BobSaget
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) January 10, 2022
Deeply saddened to learn of the untimely passing of comedian Bob Saget. Beloved by millions as America’s Dad, he was a regular presence in our living rooms, bringing to us the funniest videos and countless belly laughs. Gone too soon, like so many of the brightest souls.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 10, 2022
— Eric McCormack (@EricMcCormack) January 10, 2022
Bob Saget. A good hang, a good chat. Kind, funny, generous. RIP.
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) January 10, 2022
As a child I had the good fortune of meeting Bob Saget just as millions of others did as Danny Tanner. I never stopped smiling when “Full House” was on. As an adult I had the great fortune of coming to know Bob as a dear friend. As kind a soul as one could be. Rest well, Bob.
— Cooper Hefner (@cooperhefner) January 10, 2022
Bob Saget was a beloved and boundary-pushing comedian. He’ll be missed. pic.twitter.com/ftE8MvdOm1
— comedycentral (@ComedyCentral) January 10, 2022
RIP Bob Saget. Everything I start to write about him just feels inadequate. He is universally loved. I am so grateful he was my friend.
— Jim Norton (@JimNorton) January 10, 2022
I met Bob Saget when I was 19. He was literally fall out of your chair funny. And he was truly original. But he was also a deep soul & a loving, kind man. He once came to a Seder at my parents’ house. The last I saw him was at Garry Shandling’s memorial. https://t.co/ZxegIm2Bqi
— Ed Solomon (@ed_solomon) January 10, 2022
Nice guys DO finish first. Beyond his considerable talents, Bob Saget was a kind and gentle presence that always made every one in the room feel at ease. A sweeter man there never was. And a wicked sense of humor that would make you howl with laughter.
God bless you, Bob pic.twitter.com/eUgXP1i1kl
— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) January 10, 2022
So tragic. Bob Saget was such a wonderful guy. This is sudden and unexpected and horrible.
— Eric Idle (@EricIdle) January 10, 2022
Wow!!! RIP Bob Saget. Prayers to your family and loved ones.❤️❤️❤️
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) January 10, 2022
Terribly sad news great friend, great comedian and wonderful man Bob Saget passed. Hit me hard. Prayers and my open heart to his family. @bobsaget
— Tim Allen (@ofctimallen) January 10, 2022
Beautiful Bob Saget passed away today at 65. He had a big, big heart and a wonderfully warped comic mind. He gave the world a lot of joy and lived his life for goodness’ sake. :’^} pic.twitter.com/QVSITsfaVj
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) January 10, 2022
Bob Saget was so kind and when you spent time with him he made you laugh hard. He loved to be funny and he was hysterical. He was also there for everyone. A beautiful soul. pic.twitter.com/jQuv5cAkuT
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) January 10, 2022
So sad about Bob Saget. Rest In Peace.
— Danny DeVito (@DannyDeVito) January 10, 2022
Bob Saget was funny and kind, but also, let’s not forgot, for people my age, he was the original Hot Dad. It’s not important but it’s true
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) January 10, 2022
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