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Bob Saget, comedian who played Danny Tanner in “Full House”, dies at 65

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Bob Saget, the actor known as Danny Tanner on “Full House” and the host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos”, was found dead on Sunday. He was 65 years old.

His death was confirmed by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, which said Mr. Saget was found unconscious in a hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, in Grande Lakes. The cause of death was not known, but the sheriff’s office said there was no sign of foul play or drug use.

Mr. Saget performed at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Saturday night in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Southeast of Jacksonville.

In one tweet early Sunday, Mr. Saget thanked the “grateful audience”.

“I didn’t know I did a 2 hour set tonight,” he said. “I’m addicted to this again. “

On “Full House”, Mr. Saget played a widowed father who shared his house with his three daughters, his brother-in-law and his best friend. The show, which aired from 1987 to 1995, launched Mr. Saget and his co-stars, including John Stamos, Lori Loughlin and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, into the realm of household names.

On “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in 2017, Mr Saget recalled how Don Rickles, a longtime friend of him and Mr Stamos, described his act. “He comes out like a Jewish Clark Kent,” Mr Saget said, before launching into a song about a dog, a monkey and a verb that was censored on network television.

Mr. Saget was born in Philadelphia and graduated from Temple University in 1978 before making his way into comedy clubs. Unlike his impeccable image on “Full House” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” Mr. Saget reveled in scorching, swearing-in-face stand-up routines.

At Temple, he studied film, and in his graduation year he received a Student Academy Award for Documentary Merit for his film “Through Adam’s Eyes”.

A full obituary will be released shortly.


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