RIP Bob Saget

Theresa Helfrick

Feb 15, 2022

On Sunday, January 9, 2022, at the age of 65, Bob Saget was found unresponsive in His Orlando, Florida Hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton and was confirmed dead.

Bob Saget was a well known actor, director, and stand up comic that many of us know from his roles on Full House and America’s Funniest Home Videos. On Sunday, January 9, 2022, at the age of 65, Bob Saget was found unresponsive in His Orlando, Florida Hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton and was confirmed dead. Though the exact cause is still unknown, police say that there was no evidence of foul play or drug use. At the time, he was on tour and had performed last on Saturday night at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. His last public communication was on twitter early Sunday morning, when he thanked his “appreciative audience” from the night before. On that Saturday night he had said that he had no idea that he had done a full two hour set, and that was because he was “happily addicted again” to performing.
Robert Lane Saget was born on May 17, 1956 in Philadelphia to Rosalyn and Benjamin Saget. He was an extremely smart young man who did well in school and went to Temple University before realizing he liked to perform stand-up comedy. Before this realization, he studied film and won a Student Academy Award for his 11-minute documentary film Through Adam’s Eyes, which was about one of his own nephews who underwent reconstructive surgery. Later, he was offered roles on the film Critical Condition and The Morning Program on CBS before he accepted the part on Full House.
While performing eight solid seasons on the hit show, he also became the first host of the comical series America’s Funniest Home Videos in 1989. In 1996, after Full House stopped production and only repeats were on television, Saget continued to work in show business, proceeding to direct a television movie For Hope. He then directed Dirty Work, was featured in The Aristocrats, hosted a documentary series Strange Days With Bob Saget, and was included in many other works large and small.
After his series of non-family friendly content, he stepped back into the family-man persona when he reprised the role of Danny Tanner once again on the sequel to Full House, aptly titled Fuller House. This show was on Netflix from 2016 to 2020 and aired for five seasons on television. At this time, Saget also played the role of the narrator on the comedy-drama sitcom, How I Met Your Mother. These were the last large television roles that Bob Saget played during his comedy career. Friends and family describe Bob Saget as a good man who will be remembered in the hearts of many, and his content will live on as a lasting legacy of his life and work.