Comedian Bob Saget found dead in hotel room
The sitcom icon was in the beginning of a US comedy tour when he was found dead in his hotel room
American comedian Bob Saget was pronounced dead on Sunday at the age of 65 after police found him unresponsive at a hotel room in Florida.
Following an initial report by TMZ, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Saget had died in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. Police also confirmed that “no signs of foul play or drug use” appeared to have played a part in Saget’s death.
Earlier today, deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for a call about an unresponsive man in a hotel room. The man was identified as Robert Saget & pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case. #BobSaget pic.twitter.com/aB1UKiOlmi
— Orange County Sheriff’s Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) January 10, 2022
Saget – who starred in the sitcoms ‘Full House’ and ‘How I Met Your Mother’ – was in the middle of the Florida leg of his 2022 ‘I Don’t Do Negative’ comedy tour when he passed away. The day before his death, Saget had performed in Florida’s Ponte Vedra Beach and praised the crowd on social media.
Loved tonight’s show @PV_ConcertHall in Jacksonville. Appreciative audience. Thanks again to @RealTimWilkins for opening. I had no idea I did a 2 hr set tonight. I’m happily addicted again to this shit. Check https://t.co/nqJyTiiezU for my dates in 2022. pic.twitter.com/pEgFuXxLd3
— bob saget (@bobsaget) January 9, 2022
“Loved tonight’s show… Appreciative audience,” wrote Saget in his final Twitter post. “I had no idea I did a 2 hr set tonight. I’m happily addicted again to this s***.”
The cause of Saget’s death remains unconfirmed and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office told TMZ that the Medical Examiner’s Office would soon “make the final call on the cause and manner of death.”