Bob Saget dies at age of 65, Florida officials confirm

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Posted at 5:58 PM, Jan 09, 2022

ORLANDO — Actor Bob Saget has died at the age of 65, according to officials in Florida.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office confirmed the "Full House" star was found dead Sunday at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando.

Details about what may have led to Saget's death are unclear at this time, but officials said no signs of foul play or drug use were found.

Saget had been in Florida for stops on his latest comedy tour and posted on his Twitter account as recently as early Sunday morning thanking an audience in Jacksonville.

His death shocked peers and fans and tributes came flooding in on Twitter, praising the veteran comedian, who was the longtime host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and the narrator of “How I Met Your Mother," for his talent and kindness.

Norman Lear wrote on Twitter that he was “as lovely a human as he was funny.”

Marc Maron added that he was “truly one of the nicest guys.”

Gilbert Gottfried wrote that he'd just spoken to Saget a few days ago and that they stayed on the phone, as usual, making each other laugh.

Bob Saget, Dave Coulier, John Stamos
FILE - Bob Saget, from left, Dave Coulier and John Stamos, winners of the award for favorite premium comedy series for "Fuller House," pose in the press room at the People's Choice Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Los Angeles. Saget, a comedian and actor known for his role as a widower raising a trio of daughters in the sitcom “Full House,” has died, according to authorities in Florida, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. He was 65. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)