Bob Saget found dead


Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Times

   At the age of 65, beloved comedian and actor, Bob Saget, was found dead in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton located in Orlando, Florida on January 9th, 2022. The comedian was in Florida for his “I Don’t Do Negative Comedy Tour” and had completed gigs in the days prior to his death. 

   Saget is known for his roles in the television series “Full House”, “Fuller House”, and “How I Met Your Mother”. He evidently led a successful career with multiple awards and impacted the lives of many. 

   At the scene, there were no signs of foul play or drug use and the appearance of the hotel room seemed to be normal. A security officer went to check on Saget’s room after family members were unable to contact him. He was found lying face-up on the bed, with one arm on his chest, and cold to the touch according to the security officer, Jody Lee Harrison. Harrison immediately called 911 after he found no pulse. Saget was announced dead shortly after in the late afternoon. 

   The autopsy was conducted on Monday morning but the full report is expected to take 10-12 weeks to complete. Authorities are looking into a possible heart attack or stroke as the leading cause of death. In the meantime, the official cause and manner of death remain unknown. 

   As a husband and father of three, Bob Saget’s family is deeply saddened by the sudden occurrence. In a message to the public, Saget’s wife Kelly Rizzo, said, “My whole heart. Bob was my absolute everything. I am so completely shattered and in disbelief. I am so deeply touched by the outpouring of love and tribute from our friends, family, his fans, and his peers. When the time is right and when this news is not as raw, I look forward to sharing more of Bob with the world. Sharing how much he meant to me, all of those around him, and how much all of his fans and friends meant to him as well. Thank you for respecting my privacy at this time.”

   Many of his friends and coworkers have opened up on Twitter and other social media platforms, honoring the memories and legacy of Saget.  The Olsen twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley, were some of the first to comment by stating, “Bob was the most loving, compassionate, and generous man. We are deeply saddened that he is no longer with us but know that he will continue to be by our side to guide us as gracefully as he always has. We are thinking of his daughters, wife, and family and are sending our condolences.” John Stamos, another actor who appeared on Full House as Uncle Jesse, tweeted, “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.”