Bob Saget, the stand-up comedian, best known for his stellar performance in Full House as Danny Tanner and hosting America’s Funniest
Home Videos (1989 to 1997), breathed his last on Sunday at Ritz-Carlton, the Orlando Sheriff’s Department
confirmed on Sunday. He was 65.

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Hotel security had found Bob dead in
his room. But the cause of his death is still not known. The Sheriff’s Department and the fire department reached the hotel around 4 PM ET and rushed him to the hospital where he was officially announced dead. 

The Philadelphia native started his career on CBS’ The Morning Program in 1987, just before landing his breakout
role as Danny Tanner on ABC’s popular family sitcom Full House, which ran from
fall 1987 through May 1995.

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Back to the roots

Saget had been on tour lately as a stand-up comedian, hosting shows in Florida. On Saturday, Saget’s Twitter handle revealed that he had just a show in Jacksonville. Saget appeared to have made the tweet himself, sharing a selfie from the venue.

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The veteran comedian held the position of Danny Tanner in Full House for the better part of a decade (1987–1995), appearing alongside luminaries likes John Stamos Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron, Jodie Sweetin, and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

Lately in his career, Saget was doing stand-up comedy around the US. He was scheduled to appear in West Palm Beach later this month before going on a lengthier tour across much of the United States from February to June.

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Born on May 17, 1956, the comedian, actor, television host and director hosted Fuller House, a Netflix series from 2016 to 2020. Saget was also known for his adult-oriented stand-up routine. He provided the voice of the future Ted Mosby on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother from 2005 to 2014.

In 2014, his comedy album, That’s What I’m Talkin’ About, was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.

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Early life 

Born in a Jewish family to Benjamin, a supermarket executive, and Rosalyn, a hospital administrator, Saget lived in California before moving back to Philadelphia and graduating from Abington Senior High School in 1975. Before becoming a comedian, Saget wanted to become a doctor. But his English teacher, Elaine Zimmerman, saw his creative potential and urged him to try his luck in the entertainment world. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1978 from Temple University.

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Describing his childhood in an article in Saturday Evening Post in 1990, Saget wrote, “I was a cocky, overweight twenty-two-year-old. Then I had a gangrenous appendix taken out, almost died, and I got over being cocky or overweight.”