Panama City, FL –
(NEXSTAR) – Comedian and actor Bob Saget died in Florida on Sunday, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said. He was found in a Ritz-Carlton hotel in Orlando.
“Earlier today, MPs were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando in Grande Lakes for a call regarding an unconscious man in a hotel room. The man was identified as Robert Saget and declared dead on the spot. Detectives found no sign of criminal act or drug use in this case, ”the sheriff’s office said in a statement. declaration.
Saget was known for his long acting career as well as for his role as Danny Tanner in the “Full House” series. The role earned him the nickname “Father of America”.
He also appeared as the host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” for much of the 1990s.
Saget has been on tour for stand-up in recent weeks, reports TMZ. He last tweeted on Saturday night at a concert in Jacksonville, Fla. “I didn’t know I did a 2 hour set tonight. I’m addicted again, “he tweeted.
As news of his death spread, comedians and actors recalled Saget’s legacy on Twitter.
“You couldn’t find a nicer or sharper mind than Bob Saget. Shocked and devastated ”, says Kathy Griffin.
“What a warm and kind man we have lost. The world has lost one of the most beautiful ”, Jim Gaffigan tweeted.
The cause of death was not known on Sunday. He was 65 years old.
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