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Comedian Bob Saget dies aged 65

FILE – Actor Bob Saget attends the screening and premiere of “MacGruber” at the California Science Center on December 8, 2021 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Michael Tran/AFP) (Photo by MICHAEL TRAN/AFP via Getty Images)

(NEXSTAR) – Comedian and actor Bob Saget passed away in Florida on Sunday, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said. He was found at a Ritz-Carlton hotel in Orlando.

“Earlier today, delegates were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes to a call about an unresponsive man in a hotel room. The man was identified as Robert Saget and died at the scene. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement. statement.

Saget is known for his long-standing comedy career as well as his role as Danny Tanner on the show “Full House”. This role earned him the nickname “America’s Father”.

He also appeared as the host of “America’s Funniest Home Video” for most of the 1990s.

Saget has been on tour in recent weeks, TMZ reported. He last tweeted Saturday night from a gig in Jacksonville, Florida. “I didn’t know I practiced 2 o’clock tonight. I’m happily addicted again,” he tweeted.

As news of his death spread, comedians and actors remembered Saget’s legacy on Twitter.

“You can’t find someone prettier or smarter than Bob Saget. Shocked and devastated,” Kathy Griffin says.

“What a good man we have lost. The world has lost one of the best,” tweeted Jim Gaffigan.

The cause of death was not known on Sunday. He was 65 years old.

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