Comedian Bob Saget Dies Suddenly at Age 65

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Beloved comedian Bob Saget is dead at aged 65.

The Full House actor and America’s Funniest Home Videos host passed away at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Orlando, Florida on Sunday (Jan 9). 

According to TMZ, The Sheriff’s Department and the fire department responded to the hotel around 4 PM ET after hotel security had found the comedian in his room. TMZ reports authorities pronounced him dead on the scene, but the circumstances of his death are still unclear.

At the time of his death, the comedian was in the middle of a massive tour, scheduled to end in May. On Saturday night he was in Jacksonville doing a show at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, which he tweeted about early Sunday morning, just hours before his untimely death.

Bob Saget competed as Squiggly Monster on The Masked Singer

Among his many TV appearances, he competed on The Masked Singer season 4 in 2020 as the Squiggly Monster, leaving the competition in Week 6 after two appearances. sidenote: thank you TMZ for imbedding one of our videos.

Bob’s other notable acting credits include a recurring role on Entourage,’ playing more or less himself, the narrator’s voice on the sitcom How I Met Your Mother, one of the penguins in Farce of the Penguins, the lead in Surviving Suburbia, and a cameo in Half Baked as a recovering crackhead.

Bob worked in the business for decades and was beloved by his peers. The kiddos who watched Full House, the family sitcom starring John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen only saw the squeaky clean sitcom dad. But on the other hand, his standup routines were R rated and quite raunchy.

Condolences pour in

Condolences have been pouring out from fellow actors and comedians.

John Stamos tweets that his “broken…gutted.”

Former Dancing with the Stars and America’s Funniest Home Videos host Tom Bergeron tweeted out a couple of clips. In one, Bob helped send off Tom on his last day hosting AFV.

And only last September, Tom sat for a very enlightening interview on Bob Saget’s podcast, Bob Saget’s Here for You.

The Masked Singer judge Ken Jeong initially tweeted, “I am in shock. I am so numb right now.”

Followed by a Tweet describing why Bob was so beloved among fellow comics.

The Kelly Clarkson Show social media accounts wrote that Bob was “a wonderful friend to the show…Bob you will be missed by so many, including our Kelly Clarkson Show family.”

Fellow comic and America’s Got Talent judge Howie Mandel tweeted “Comedy and tragedy are so close together and today they collided. I love you @bobsaget.”

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