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Full House star and comedian Bob Saget dies age 65

Prayers to his family and friends

Full House star Bob Saget has died at the age of 65. The comedian and actor, known for his role of Danny Tanner on the 1990’s sitcom Full House, died Sunday at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Orlando, Florida.

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Police confirmed the news after they were called to his hotel room after 4pm EST and discovered Saget unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene. There has been no information on a cause of death, and detectives told Variety there were no signs of foul play or drug use in the case.

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Bob played family patriarch Danny in Full House

In September 2021 the star had begun a nationwide stand-up tour that hit Ponte Vedra Concert Hall in Jacksonville, Florida the night before.

The 65-year-old appeared in the ABC show Full House for seven years, starring as the widowed father of D.J. (Candace Cameron), Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and Michelle Tanner (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen). He became best friends with actor John Stamos on the show, who played his character's brother-in-law Jesse Katsopolis who helped the run their family along with Joey Gladstone (played by Dave Coulier).

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"I am broken. I am gutted.  I am in complete and utter shock.  I will never ever have another friend like him.  I love you so much Bobby," John shared with fans in the hours after Bob's death was confimed.

"Sail on my friend Bob Saget With your huge heart and abject lunacy, my condolences to his daughters & other family," tweeted friend Whoopi Goldberg in tribute.

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With Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen in 2009

"Bob Saget was as lovely a human as he was funny. And to my mind, he was hilarious. We were close friends and I could not have loved him more," TV producer Norman Lear tweeted, as comedian Gilbert Gottfried added: "Still in shock.

"I just spoke with Bob a few days ago. We stayed on the phone as usual making each other laugh. RIP to friend, comedian & fellow Aristocrat Bob Saget."

Jon Stewart also paid tribute, simply tweeting: "Bob Saget… just the funniest and nicest."

Bob reprised his role for ten episodes in the Netflix spin-off Fuller House which followed DJ, decades later, and her own children. From 1989 to 1997 he also hosted America’s Funniest Home Videos.

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