Bob Saget, the American comedian who made millions of people laugh as the star of “Full House” on television in the 1980s and 1990s, died on Sunday, according to his family. He had reached the age of 65 years.
“We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today,” Saget’s family said in a statement published by People magazine.
“He was everything to us and we want you to know how much he loved his fans, performing live and bringing people from all walks of life together with laughter.”
Saget, dubbed “America’s Dad” and one of the most recognizable faces on American television in the 1990s, was discovered dead in a Florida hotel room on Sunday, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
He died in an undisclosed manner.
When detectives arrived at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, where Saget had been found “unresponsive,” they found no evidence of foul play or drugs, according to police.
He had been touring the country and had done a show in Jacksonville the night before his body was found.
His stand-up humor was recognized for being significantly more raucous than his television portrayal of “America’s dad.”
Saget was also the host of the pre-YouTube success show “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and the voice of the narrator on the CBS hit sitcom “How I Met Your Mother.”
He had a recurrent role as a caricature of himself on HBO’s “Entourage” from 2005 until 2010.
In 1956, Saget was born in Philadelphia. With his first wife, Sherri Kramer Saget, he had three children: twins Aubrey and Lara, and Jennifer.
His children and second wife, Kelly Rizzo, survive him.