Bob Saget, Comedian And “Full House” Star, Dies At 65; No Signs Of Drugs Or Foul Play – CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Comedian and actor Bob Saget died on Sunday. He was 65 years old.

Orange County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that MPs were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, about an “unconscious man in a hotel room”. The man was identified as Robert Saget and pronounced dead at the scene, the sheriff’s office said.

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Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in the case, the sheriff’s office said.

Chief Medical Examiner Joshua Stephany reported the first autopsy results on Monday saying, “At this time, there is no evidence of drug use or criminal activity.”

“The cause and mode of death are pending further studies and investigations which may take up to 10 to 12 weeks,” Stephany said.

Saget, who had been on a comedy tour, tweeted his gratitude to the audience on Saturday after performing a two-hour set in Jacksonville. The tweet included future comedy show dates for 2022.

On Sunday afternoon, a wave of tributes to Saget hit Twitter from fellow comedians like John Stamos, Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Stewart and Jason Alexander.

Best known for his role as Danny Tanner on “Full House,” Saget has been a household name and favorite for nearly 40 years. “Full House” premiered in 1987 and aired its last episode on May 23, 1995.

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In 2016, Saget reprized his role when Netflix released a Full House reboot of “Fuller House”.

Saget also hosted America’s Funniest Home Videos for eight years. Saget also provided the narration for the nine seasons of the CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother”.

The roles contrasted sharply with the uncensored stand-up he delivered in comedy clubs at night.

“People were surprised. I was playing in Vancouver one night at a casino there, and there was a lady who was just starting to walk, “Saget told CBS News in a 2017 interview.” But for the most part, I still fit like a chameleon to the public. I’m not saying on purpose, “I’m going to be rude here,” if they don’t like it, you know. I want to make people laugh.

At first he was the warm-up comedian for the studio audience of the 1980s television series “Bosom Buddies”, where he received a small role on camera and met Jeff Franklin.

“Franklin was a producer on this show and he always thought of me for Danny Tanner. He said he knew Bob’s nervous side but knew I could be the show’s Richie Cunningham too, ”Saget told CBS News.

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On top of all this, Saget also hosted “The Morning Program”, the predecessor of “CBS This Morning”.

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