Bob Saget, the actor and comedian who gained fame as a stand-up and actor on the sitcom Full House before becoming a staple at a series of highly lauded comedy roasts, died Saturday at the age of 65.
According to a tweet from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Saget was found unresponsive in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes earlier this afternoon. Authorities pronounced Saget dead on the scene. Investigators found no evidence of drug use or foul play.
Saget was best known for playing Danny Tanner, the widowed patriarch of the Tanner clan, in the ABC series Full House, which ran from 1987 to 1995. As the clean freak, aggressively Type A Tanner, Saget spent eight seasons projecting patriarchal warmth, ending each episode by imparting a moral lesson to one of his three daughters, along with a warm hug.
Through his performance as Danny Tanner, as well as his role as the host of America’s Funniest Home Videos from 1989 to 1997, Saget cultivated an image as the wholesome paterfamilias, despite his roots as a stand-up comedian who worked blue for much of his career. He definitively shed that image with his cameo role as a drug addict in the 1998 cult classic Half-Baked, as well as his appearance in the 2005 documentary The Aristocrats, which features an appearance from him telling a particularly raunchy version of the titular joke.
Saget was also well known for providing the voice and narration for the elder Ted Mosby in the long-running CBS series How I Met Your Mother, a role that he held from 2005 to 2014.
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