Authorities believe Saget, 65, may have suffered a medical emergency because they found no evidence of foul play or drug use and have not yet carried out a toxicology report, law enforcement sources told TMZ.
DailyMail.com revealed yesterday that Saget was found lying face-up on his bed ‘cold to the touch… His left arm was across his chest while his right arm was resting on the bed’. Sources told TMZ the position could be consistent with signs of a heart attack.
Cops are also investigating Saget’s revelation during a podcast recording last week that he had recently battled Covid-19 and whether the virus may have caused blood clots or another side effect that played a part in his death on Sunday.
In an appearance on ‘A Corporate Time with Tom & Dan’, Saget revealed he had recently battled Covid-19. He did not say exactly when he caught the virus, but mentioned the Omicron variant which was only discovered at the end of November, meaning his must have been infected in recent weeks.
Saget described Covid as ‘not good’ but later joked about dying from the virus in an apparent bid to drum up interest in his 2022 stand-up tour.
There is not expected to be a definitive cause of death for another ten to 12 weeks, according to Orange County’s Medical Examiner’s officer, which was tasked with determining what killed Saget.
He was found by staff in his room at The Ritz-Carlton, Orlando, at 4pm on Sunday after he failed to check out following a stand up performance in Jacksonville, Florida, the night before.
Security officer Jody Lee Harrison entered Saget’s room, 962, on Sunday afternoon after the hotel was contacted by concerned family. He found Saget ‘unresponsive and not breathing,’ according to the police report seen by DailyMail.com.
In the 911 call audio obtained by DailyMail.com, an officer can be heard telling dispatch, ‘We have an unresponsive guest in a room. My officer is telling me there’s no pulse. Not responsive, not breathing, and no pulse.’
The report states Saget was declared deceased at 4.18pm, 11 minutes after the 911 call. The officer says he saw nothing untoward.
Saget’s widow Kelly Rizzo said yesterday she was ‘completely shattered and in disbelief’ following her husband’s sudden death.
‘My whole heart. Bob was my absolute everything. I am so completely shattered and in disbelief.’ she said. ‘I am so deeply touched by the outpouring of love and tribute from our friends, family, his fans and his peers.’
A number of Saget’s friends and loved ones were snapped visiting the Brentwood home that he and Rizzo shared on Monday, including Candace Cameron Bure, John Mayer, John Stamos and his wife Caitlin McHugh, Jeffrey Ross and Saget’s ex-wife Sherri Kramer.
Last post: Saget’s final Twitter and Instagram posts were sent late at night following his final performance in Jacksonville, Florida, on Saturday. He wrote that performing felt as fresh as ‘when I was 26’ and said he was ‘finding my new voice and loving every moment of it’. Cops now believe the comedian star may have died from a heart attack
Mysterious death: Few details are currently available about the circumstances leading up to Saget’s death, though sources say that he was pronounced dead in his hotel room; seen on Full House in 1987 with (L–R) Mary-Kate/Ashley Olsen, Dave Coulier, Jodie Sweetin, John Stamos and Candace Cameron Bure
Saget was found in his room at the Ritz Carlton in Orlando on Sunday at 4pm. Police say there were no obvious signs of foul play or drug use
Flowers are seen left outside the San Francisco home used in exterior shots of Full House in honor of Bob Saget who died suddenly on Sunday, aged 65
‘Mr. Saget used his room key to enter the room at 0217 hours this date. As previously stated several attempts were made to open the door, after check out time, by hotel security for their check of well-being.’
‘Mr. Harrison received no response after knocking several times and attempted to gain entry,’ the police report states. ‘Mr. Harrison entered the room and noted all the lights were off. He proceeded to the bedroom and located Mr. Saget in his bed.
‘He stated Mr. Saget was cold to the touch’. He checked for breathing and a pulse but none were detected. It was at this time he had his dispatch call 911.
‘I checked the immediate area for signs of foul play. It should be noted none were found. The room itself was orderly with items owned by Mr. Saget on the nightstand, television stand, closet and bathroom,’ he wrote.
‘Mr. Saget was found in a supine position on his bed. His left arm was across his chest while his right arm was resting on the bed. No signs of trauma were seen.’
The report said a homicide team was notified as a matter of routine while officers broke the tragic news to Saget’s next of kin.
‘Corporal Brian Meadows (HO11) responded to the scene with the Forensics Unit. While on scene, hotel management spoke with Mr. Saget’s wife, Kelly Rizzo, over the phone to inform her of his passing,’ the document states.
‘This decision was made after consulting with their legal team. The scene was turned over to Homicide while maintained scene security for the duration.’
The Sheriff’s office stressed in an accompanying release that Saget’s death was not being treated as a homicide.
‘All deaths, whether they are natural, suicide, overdose or homicide are always looked at by the homicide unit,’ the statement said. ‘That is our process here at the Sheriff’s Office. There is nothing to be drawn from that.’
The police report states that medications were ‘present’ at the scene – but the items involved are not listed. An entry for Saget’s medical history reads ‘unknown.’ He was due to check-out the day he was found.
Joshua Stephany MD, chief medical examiner for Orange and Osceola Counties, warned it would take up to three months to determine the cause of death.
‘An autopsy was performed this morning on Robert Lane Saget,’ Stephany said in a statement. ‘Mr. Saget is a 65-year-old male, who was found unresponsive in his hotel room. At this time, there is no evidence of drug use or foul play.
‘The cause and manner of death are pending further studies and investigation which may take up to 10-12 weeks to complete. When the autopsy report has been finalized, a follow up press statement will be released. Our condolences go out to Mr. Saget’s loved ones during this difficult time.’
Sad day: Saget’s widow Kelly Rizzo was seen at their Brentwood home as a number of the couple’s friends visited her in the wake of the comic’s passing
Emotional: John Stamos looked distraught as he visited Saget’s Brentwood home in the wake of the tragic news
Sad: Jodie Sweetin, who played Saget’s on-screen daughter Stephanie Tanner on Full House was also seen arriving at Rizzo’s LA home to offer her condolences
Sharing her condolences: Saget’s ex-wife Sherri Kramer, who he was married to from 1982 until 1997, arrived at the home with flowers in hand
Solo: Saget’s Full House co-star Candace Cameron Bure was seen leaving her Pacific Palisades home on Monday to head over to Rizzo’s home to comfort her
A well placed source old DailyMail.com that Saget died suddenly in his sleep despite being healthy and in great spirits.
The close friend revealed there was no sign of a struggle, nor any indication that Saget had suffered before he was found in his room Sunday afternoon at a Ritz-Carlton golf resort in Orlando. His family were not aware of any underlying health conditions that could have abruptly taken his life.
‘There was no foul play, nothing odd at all. All we have been told is that he died in his sleep,’ the source explained. ‘We are all just devastated. I talked to him Saturday afternoon. He had a great show Saturday night. He was the most generous, lovely guy. It’s just tragic.’
Saget was fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and told fans in a podcast that he got his booster shot a month ago.
‘It is not good, it does not feel good — I had it,’ he said of contracting Covid on podcast A Corporate Time with Tom & Dan last week. ‘At one point Omicron was opening for Delta, but then Omicron got so big, Delta’s opening now.’
In a final Instagram post less than 24 hours before he was found dead, Saget told fans he was ‘loving every minute’ of being back on stage.
‘Okay, I loved tonight’s show in Jacksonville. Really nice audience. Lots of positivity. Happened last night in Orlando last night at the Hard Rock Live too. Very appreciative and fun audiences. Thanks again to @comediantimwilkins for opening.
‘I had no idea I did a two hour set tonight. I’m back in comedy like I was when I was 26. I guess I’m finding my new voice and loving every moment of it.
‘A’ight, see you in two weeks Jan. 28 & 29 with my brother @therealmikeyoung – And check BobSaget.com for my dates in 2022 – – Goin’ everywhere until I get the special shot. And then probably keep going cause I’m addicted to this s**t. Peace out.’
In a statement on Monday, Saget’s widow Rizzo said: ‘When the time is right and when this news is not as raw, I look forward to sharing more of Bob with the world. Sharing how much he meant to me, all of those around him, and how much all of his fans and friends meant to him as well. Thank you for respecting my privacy at this time.’
An insider told People that Saget had chatted with Rizzo ‘in the early morning hours on Sunday’ and that the comic ‘was so excited coming off of a great show and he sounded really happy.’
‘Bob was her best friend and the love of her life,’ the source said. ‘They were so happy together and so happy that they found each other. They had the best marriage and they connected on such a deep level. She doesn’t know how to go on without him.’
Saget and Rizzo, who is a food blogger, initially met through friends Katie Killean and George Shapiro in 2015.
They married in October of 2018 in Santa Monica, California at the luxury hotel Shutters on the Beach with Saget’s friend, actor Jonathan Silverman, presiding over the ceremony.
Last post: Saget’s final Twitter and Instagram posts were sent late at night following his final performance in Jacksonville, Florida, on Saturday. He wrote that performing felt as fresh as ‘when I was 26’ and said he was ‘finding my new voice and loving every moment of it’
Children: He also leaves behind his three daughters — Aubrey, 34; Lara, 32; and Jennifer, 29 — all of whom he shared with his first wife Sherri Kramer, whom he was married to from 1982 to 1997; (seen together in 2004)
Bob Saget, 65, is survived by his second wife,42-year-old Kelly Rizzo (pictured together on their wedding day), who he married in 2018
He was found hours after posting jubilantly about returning to the stage, and how he was loving being back in the limelight after a show at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall in Jacksonville on Saturday night.
Before the show, he sent a text to his 34-year-old daughter Aubrey which read: ‘Thank u. Love u. Showtime!’
Aubrey posted a screenshot of the message on Instagram on Sunday night.
Tributes rushed in for the comedy star with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who took turns playing his youngest daughter on Full House, describing Saget as ‘the most loving, compassionate and generous man.’
From a dorky dad on Full House to dirty jokes: Bob Saget’s greatest hits
Full House: Played Danny Tanner from 1987 through 1995
America’s Funniest Home Videos: Hosted the show from 1989 through 1997
Dirty Work: Directed his first film in 1998
Half Baked: Cameo appearance in 1998
The Aristocrats: Featured in the 2005 documentary with the ‘dirtiest joke in the world’
Farce of the Penguins: Wrote, directed and starred in a parody of March of the Penguins released in January 2007
Entourage: Recurring guest role from 2005 to 2010
How I Met Your Mother: Narrated the older version of Ted Mosby from 2005 to 2014
1 vs. 100: Hosted the NBC’s game show from 2006 to 2008
The Drowsy Chaperone: Appeared on Broadway as ‘Man in Chair’ for four months while Jonathon Crombie who usually played the character was on tour in 2008
Strange Days: Starred in the A&E series in 2010
That’s What I’m Talking About: Appeared in a comedy special in 2013
Dirty Daddy: Released a book about his career, comedy influences, and experiences with life and death in 2014
Grandfathered: Guest starred in two episodes of the sitcom in 2015 and 2016
Fuller House: Revived Danny Tanner from 2016 to 2020
Bob Saget’s Here For You: Hosted the podcast from 2020
They said: ‘We are deeply saddened that he is no longer with us but know that he will continue to be by our side to guide us as gracefully as he always has. We are thinking of his daughters, wife and family and are sending our condolences.’
Saget’s Full House costar John Stamos wrote that he was ‘broken’ and ‘gutted’ after hearing the news. ‘I am in complete and utter shock. I will never ever have another friend like him. I love you so much Bobby,’ he lamented on Twitter.
The star is survived by his wife Kelly Rizzo, whom he married in 2018, and his three children — Aubrey, 34; Lara, 32; and Jennifer, 29 — all of whom he shared with his first wife Sherri Kramer, whom he was married to from 1982 to 1997.
His family paid tribute to their ‘beloved Bob’, saying they were ‘devastated’ by his passing. ‘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.
‘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,’ a statement said.
Police said in a statement: ‘On 1/9/2022, just after 4 p.m., deputies responded to the 4000 block of Central Florida Parkway (Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes) in response to a man down call.
‘On arrival, they located a man who was unresponsive in a hotel room. The man, identified as Robert Lane Saget, was pronounced deceased on scene. We have no information on cause of death, and detectives have found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case.’
The cause of death is yet to be determined and police ‘do not anticipate’ that further information will be given at this time.
The statement continued: ‘This is all the information we have for release at this time and we do not anticipate further updates. The Medical Examiner’s Office will ultimately determine cause and manner of death.’
The comedian’s unexpected death comes amid his cross-country stand-up tour, which kicked off back in September 2021.
He had recently played a string of dates in Florida, including a show in Orlando.
The comedy icon began his career as a stand-up in his hometown of Philadelphia, before heading west to Los Angeles.
He went on to have a string of small parts in films starting in the late 1970s, but it wasn’t until a decade later that he became a household name.
Although he developed a reputation among his fellow stand-up comedians for his profane comedy sets, Saget paradoxically had his greatest success with the heartwarming sitcom Full House.
He starred on the ABC series as Danny Tanner from 1987 through 1995, and then led the Netflix sequel series Fuller House for five seasons from 2016 to 2020.
In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper from July 2021, Saget revealed that he never expected to lean into cleaner comedy shows like Full House.
‘Full House was an accident,’ he said. ‘I got fired on CBS and was asked to be in Full House.’
Saget played a widowed sports anchor who moves in with his late wife’s brother Jesse (John Stamos) and his childhood friend Joey (Dave Coulier) as they help him raise his three daughters, played by Candace Cameron, Jodie Sweetin and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who split the role of Michelle Tanner.
On New Year’s Eve, Saget shared this post about the late actress Betty White and reflected on the afterlife and death. ‘I don’t know what happens when we die, but if Betty says you get to be with the love of your life, then I happily defer to Betty on this,’ he wrote
Saget starred on the ABC series as Danny Tanner from 1987 through 1995, and then led the Netflix sequel series Fuller House for five seasons from 2016 to 2020; pictured in 1993 with costars (L–R) Dave Coulier, Andrea Barber, Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit, John Stamos, Lori Loughlin, Jodie Sweetin, Mary-Kate Olsen, Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit, Candace Cameron and Scott Weinger
In Full House, Saget played a widowed sports anchor who moves in with his late wife’s brother Jesse (John Stamos) and his childhood friend Joey (Dave Coulier) as they help him raise his three daughters, played by Candace Cameron, Jodie Sweetin and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who split the role of Michelle Tanner; seen with one of the Olsens in 1989
Back for more: The actor reunited with his costars for the sequel series Fuller House on Netflix from 2016 to 2020; seen with Stamos on The View in 2014
TV father: Saget on the show Full House portrayed widower Danny Tanner who had three daughters including Michelle, played by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (pictured with one of them in the show’s pilot episode in 1987)
Tragic family history: Both of Saget’s sisters, Gay and Andrea, died as young adults. Gay had an autoimmune disease and Andrea suffered a brain aneurism
‘My heart is broken,’ said Dave Coulier, who played a comedian on Full House. ‘I love you, Bob. Your forever brother, Dave.’
Andrea Barber, who played Kimmy Gibbler on Full House and its sequel series, shared a sweet still from Fuller House of herself hugging Saget to mark his death.
‘This one hurts,’ she began her lengthy caption. ‘He had the biggest heart of anyone in Hollywood. He gave the biggest hugs. I am gutted that I will never be able to hug him again.
‘Bob ended every text, every interaction with ‘Love you.’ Didn’t matter how long or short we’d been apart. He loved so deeply and so fiercely,’ she continued.
‘And he never hesitated to tell you just how much you meant to him. This is the greatest lesson I learned from Bob Saget — don’t hesitate to tell people you love them. I feel at peace knowing that Bob knew exactly how much I adore him.’
She concluded: ‘Rest well, my dear friend. I have no doubt you are making everyone in Heaven laugh until their cheeks hurt, just as you did here on Earth ❤️.’
Candace Cameron Bure, who played the actor’s daughter D.J. Tanner on Full House, was left speechless after learning of his death.
‘I don’t know what to say [broken-hearted emoji]. I have no words,’ she tweeted. ‘Bob was one of the best human beings I’ve ever known in my life. I loved him so much.’
The comedian played up his family-friendly bona fides by concurrently starring on America’s Funniest Home Videos from 1989 through 1997.
He hosted the series, which collected humorous home videos sent in by fans, and also provided voiceovers for the clips to ramp up the comedy.
Although he didn’t appear in front of the camera, Saget’s recognizable voice narrated another ABC sitcom, How I Met Your Mother, in which he played an older version of Ted Mosby (played on-screen by Josh Radnor).
Bob Saget starred as widower Danny Tanner in the ABC sitcom Full House with three on-screen children including Michelle, played by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (pictured together a 1991 promotion for the shoq)
Family television: Bob Saget appears as Danny Tanner in a 1994 episode of ABC sitcom Full House in a scene opposite one of the Olsen twins playing his daughter Michelle
Saget’s Full House costar John Stamos wrote that he was ‘broken’ and ‘gutted’ after hearing the news. ‘I am in complete and utter shock. I will never ever have another friend like him. I love you so much Bobby,’ he lamented
Like a brother: ‘My heart is broken,’ added Coulier, who played a comedian on Full House. ‘I love you, Bob. Your forever brother, Dave’
‘I loved him so much’: Candace Cameron Bure, who played the actor’s daughter D.J. Tanner on Full house, was left speechless after learning of his death
Co-stars: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who both took turns playing his youngest daughter on the series, issued a statement following his passing. ‘Bob was the most loving, compassionate and generous man,’ they wrote; (pictured, one of the twims with Saget, Candace Cameron Bure and Jodie Sweetin on Full House in 1991)
Bob Saget starred in Full House alongside twins Mary-Kate and Ashley (pictured together in Los Angeles at the ‘New York Minute’ premiere in May 2004) who shared the roll of Saget’s daughter Michelle
Missing him: Andrea Barber, who played Kimmy Gibbler on Full House and its sequel series, shared a sweet still from Fuller House of herself hugging Saget to mark his death
Andrea Barber, (pictured with Saget) who played Kimmy Gibbler on Full House, wrote after Saget’s death: ‘This one hurts… He had the biggest heart of anyone in Hollywood. He gave the biggest hugs. I am gutted that I will never be able to hug him again’
Andrea Barber said Saget ‘loved so deeply and so fiercely’ in a moving tribute to the late comedy star on Instagram on Sunday (pictured, Fuller House co-stars L to R: Saget, Barber, Dave Coulier, Jodi Sweetin and Candace Cameron-Bure at ABC GMA in September 2017)
Barber said Saget ‘never hesitated to tell you just how much you meant to him. This is the greatest lesson I learned from Bob Saget — don’t hesitate to tell people you love them’ in a tribute posted alongside pictures of the original Full House cast
Life-long friends: ‘I feel at peace knowing that Bob knew exactly how much I adore him,’ Barber (pictured alongside Saget and Full House co-stars Dave Coulier, Jodi Sweetin and Candace Cameron-Bure) said in an emotional tribute
Barber (pictured alongside Fuller House stars to Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Jodi Sweetin and Candace Cameron-Bure) concluded: ‘Rest well, my dear friend. I have no doubt you are making everyone in Heaven laugh until their cheeks hurt, just as you did here on Earth ❤️’
The actor and comedian poked fun at his image with a recurring role on HBO’s Entourage, and he also led the single-season WB sitcom Raising Dad, which featured rising stars Kat Dennings and Brie Larson with Sopranos fixture Jerry Adler.
Saget wasn’t afraid to get a bit silly, and one of his recent appearances was as a disguised figure on The Masked Singer.
He focused more on his preferred brand of comedy in recent years with his podcast Bob Saget’s Here For You, which he began recording in 2020.
Other small but impactful roles include an uncredited part as a cocaine addict in Dave Chappelle’s 1998 stoner comedy Half Baked, and he was one of the many comedians featured in the documentary The Aristocrats, about the infamous foul comedy routine of the title.
When he wasn’t on stage or in front of the camera, Saget also tried his hand at directing.
He helmed the Norm Macdonald–starring comedy Dirty Work, which was reviled by critics but later reevaluated as a cult classic, and he provided voices for and directed the straight-to-video parody film Farce Of The Penguins.
Last year, Rizzo revealed on Instagram that the couple had spent their first Christmas together, despite having been married multiple years.
‘So happy to spend my very first Christmas with @BobSaget (even though we’ve been married over 3 years!) because he’s finally in Chicago for the holidays!’ she captioned a cute photo of the couple holding hands in front of a Chinese dragon statue.
Last Christmas: Last year, Rizzo (pictured with Saget) revealed on Instagram that the couple had spent their first Christmas together, despite having been married multiple years
Comedian and actor Bob Saget, 65, is survived by his second wife Kelly Rizzo (pictured together), who he married in 2018
Shortly before his death, Saget mused about the nature of the afterlife while paying tribute to Betty White after she died just days away from her 100th birthday.
‘I don’t know what happens when we die, but if Betty says you get to be with the love of your life, then I happily defer to Betty on this,’ he wrote, noting the actress’ undying love for her late husband Allen Ludden, who died in 1981.
Saget managed to be an unending source of humor for his fans despite several family tragedies earlier in life.
His sister Andrea died of a brain aneurysm in 1985, and his other sister Gay died from the autoimmune disease scleroderma in 1994.
In a 2019 interview with NIH Medline Plus Magazine, Saget revealed he had been working with the Scleroderma Research Foundation even prior to his sister’s diagnosis.
The disease leads to hardening of the skin and connective tissue, and the TV star described it as ‘incredibly painful,’ adding that his family was ‘still having post-traumatic stress disorder’ from caring for his sister in her final days.
His experience with the disease later inspired him to direct the TV Movie For Hope, which starred Dana Delany as a woman diagnosed with the same illness that killed his sister.
Following news of Saget’s death, tributes began flowing in from his famous friends and admirers, most of whom noted Saget’s warmth and kindness.
Bob Saget is fondly remembered by Hollywood peers following his death at 65
Bob Saget‘s death sent shockwaves through Hollywood as stars reacted to the news.
On Sunday, January 9, the 65-year-old actor was found unresponsive in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando and pronounced dead at the scene.
Whoopi Goldberg wrote ‘Sail on my friend Bob Saget With your huge heart and abject lunacy, my condolences to his daughters & other family.’
Shocking: Bob Saget, 65, was found unresponsive in his Orlando, Florida hotel room on Sunday and pronounced dead at the scene, with news of his passing sending shockwaves through Hollywood; pictured June 2021
Comedian Ken Jeong wrote ‘I am in shock. I am so numb right now’ while Jon Stewart wrote ‘Bob Saget…Just the funniest and nicest…’
‘Comedy and tragedy are so close together and today they collided,’ wrote Howie Mandel.
Others including Andy Cohen and Patton Oswalt shared photos with the late actor as well.
Tragic: ‘Comedy and tragedy are so close together and today they collided,’ wrote Howie Mandel
‘He was the best guy that everyone loved’: Chelsea Handler called him the ‘warmest male comic there was’
Cohen said he wore his heart on his sleeve, while Jon Stewart called him ‘just the funniest and nicest.’
Henry Winkler tried to inject humor as he wrote ‘Oh are you going to make God blush.’
And Pete Davidson who does not have social media penned a statement about Saget which was shared on Twitter by an SNL writer.
‘Great man’: Adam Sandler called him ‘funny as hell’ and ‘such a nice person’
‘Bob Saget was one of the nicest men on the planet. When I was younger and several times throughout our friendship he helped me get through some rough mental health stuff.
‘He stayed on the phone with my mom for hours trying to help in anyway he can – connecting us with doctors and new things we can try. He would check in on me and make sure I was okay.
‘I love you Bob it was an honor to know you. Thank you for your kindness and friendship. My condolences to the family,’ he wrote in conclusion.
Tragedy strikes: The Orange County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Saget’s death on Sunday after deputies were called just after 4PM to the Ritz-Carlton; pictured November 2021
Always looking out: And Pete Davidson who does not have social media penned a statement about Saget which was shared on Twitter by an SNL writer, where he recalled how Bob had helped him get through mental health issues
Mental health checks: ‘He stayed on the phone with my mom for hours trying to help in anyway he can – connecting us with doctors and new things we can try. He would check in on me and make sure I was okay,’ Davidson wrote
Donation: Amy Schumer said in his honor she would be donating to a charity ‘very close to his heart’
Jim Carrey shared a throwback snap of the pair from 1992 at the Comedy Store.
‘Beautiful Bob Saget passed away today at 65. He had a big, big heart and a wonderfully warped comic mind. He gave the world a lot of joy and lived his life for goodness’ sake,’ he wrote.
Other comedians including Chelsea Handler, Adam Sandler, Amy Schumer, Kathy Griffin, Jane Lynch, Joel McHale, and Dane Cook also reacted to the news of his passing.
Cook said they had just spoken a few days ago and that he was ‘stunned beyond belief,’ while McHale said he was one of the ‘most kind and thoughtful people.’
‘He had a big, big heart and a wonderfully warped comic mind’: Jim Carrey posted a throwback snap from 1992 of the duo at the Comedy Store
Comedy greats: Norman Lear wrote ‘I could not have loved him more’ while calling him ‘as lovely a human as he was funny’
‘Nice guys DO finish first’: Rob Schneider remembered him fondly
Kristin Davis called him ‘such a warm person and so talented’ while Paris Hilton wrote ‘You brought so many laughs to so many homes and will forever be an entertainment legend.’
The late Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda wrote: ‘While outpouring love in memory of Bob Saget today, please try to be mindful of the mourning, and privacy, of his loved ones.’
Athletes including Jerome Bettis and Julian Edelman also spoke out, while legendary actor-writer Norman Lear wrote ‘I could not have loved him more’ while calling him ‘as lovely a human as he was funny.’
Keeping his memory alive: Jane Lynch provided a link to a video
‘Stunned beyond belief’: Comedian Dane Cook wrote that he was ‘confused and sad’ and had spoken with him a couple days ago
Saget’s How I Met Your Mother co-star Josh Radnor fired off seven tweets and called him ‘a mensch among mensches,’ while detailing their instant bond, yearly dinners , and his love for his daughters.
‘Bob loved his daughters so much. He loved making people laugh. He never missed a birthday text. He raised millions of dollars for scleroderma research. He proved you could be funny and successful and kind,’ Radnor wrote.
‘I’m endlessly grateful that HIMYM brought Bob Saget into my life. I’ll hear his voice in my head for the rest of my days. /end’ alongside a photo of the pair.
‘Thank you for helping me through the inevitable sadness of life with comedy’: Seth Green paid tribute
‘Heaven got a little sweeter and more funnier’: Former SNL player Jay Pharoah said ‘my heart is so broken’
At around 4PM on Sunday, deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes after receiving a report of an unresponsive man.
TMZ was the first to report the death, with The Orange County Sheriff’s Office confirming the news.
‘Earlier today, deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for a call about an unresponsive man in a hotel room. The man was identified as Robert Saget and pronounced deceased on scene.
Outpouring of support: Former The Talk co-host Aisha Tyler spoke out in addition to countless celebrities, journalists and comedians
Devastating: George Lopez also tweeted about the death
Close bond: Saget’s How I Met Your Mother co-star Josh Radnor fired off seven tweets and called him ‘a mensch among mensches,’ while detailing their instant bond, yearly dinners, and his love for his daughters
America’s dad: Demi Lovato wrote ‘honored to have met you’ and called him ‘America’s dad’
Hits home: The late Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda wrote: ‘While outpouring love in memory of Bob Saget today, please try to be mindful of the mourning, and privacy, of his loved ones’
‘How could this be?’ Hilary Duff expressed her sadness
‘Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case. The Medical Examiner’s Office will make the final call on the cause and manner of death,’ the Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
On Saturday evening Saget performed what was sadly to be his last show as he did stand-up at the Ponte Vedra hall in Jacksonville, Florida.
‘He snapped a selfie and wrote optimistically in the caption ‘I’m back in comedy like I was when I was 26. I guess I’m finding my new voice and loving every moment of it.’
A few months back: Jeremy O. Harris shared a snap of what he called a ‘once in a lifetime candid interaction’ with the late actor
True talent: Magician David Copperfield called him a ‘wonderful talented person’
‘Rest in Power’: Public Enemy took to their twitter account
Musician John Fogerty said he and his family were ‘devastated’
Rough few days: Writer Steven Weintraub spoke at the ‘brutal’ losses of Betty White, Sidney Poitier and now Saget
Last snap: On Saturday evening he had performed a standup set at the Ponte Vedra hall in Jacksonville, Florida and had shared a selfie, optimistically writing in the caption ‘I’m back in comedy like I was when I was 26. I guess I’m finding my new voice and loving every moment of it’