Comedian and “Full House” star Bob Saget was found dead in his Orlando, Florida hotel room bed by a housekeeper who had entered his room at the Ritz-Carlton an hour after he was due to check out. According to a source who told People magazine, his bags were already packed by the door and the room was neat. The housekeeping manager called 911 and performed CPR on Saget until paramedics arrived, but they pronounced him dead at the scene.
There were reportedly no signs of disturbance or trauma. His official cause of death has yet to be determined, but investigators said they’d found “no signs of foul play or drug use in this case.”
Saget had been staying at the hotel for several days while he performed his stand-up “I Don’t Do Negative Comedy Tour” nearby.
He had performed a show Saturday night and tweeted a selfie at 3:45 a.m. about how great the set had gone.
“Loved tonight’s show @PV_ConcertHall in Jacksonville. Appreciative audience,” he wrote.
“Thanks again to @RealTimWilkins for opening. I had no idea I did a 2 hr set tonight. I’m happily addicted again to this s–t. Check http://BobSaget.com for my dates in 2022.”
Tributes have poured in from his co-stars and fans in the wake of his shocking death.
His family said in a statement they were “devastated.”
“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,” the Saget family said.
“Though we ask for privacy at this time, we invite you to join us in remembering the love and laughter that Bob brought to the world.”
Saget is survived by his second wife, Kelly Rizzo, and his three adult daughters — Aubrey, Lara and Jennifer — from his first marriage to Sherri Kramer.
The full story can be viewed in the New York Post.