America’s dad, Bob Saget, passed away Sunday, January 9, in his hotel room in Orlando. He was 65 years old. According to PEOPLE, Saget had requested a 3pm checkout and when he failed to check out at 4pm, housekeeping found the comedian unresponsive in his hotel bed.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Saget’s death after deputies were called just after 4 p.m. local time. “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. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case,” the office wrote on Twitter.
Saget became a staple in American households, earning the nickname “America’s dad” both as Danny Tanner on the sitcom Full House, which aired from 1987 to 1995, and as the host of America’s Funniest Home Videos from 1989 to 1997.
Following the news of his death, many celebrities paid tribute to Saget, who was universally beloved in the stand-up comedy world and in Hollywood. Many of his Full House co-stars honored him.
I am broken. I am gutted. I am in complete and utter shock. I will never ever have another friend like him. I love you so much Bobby.
— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) January 10, 2022
Shortly after news of his passing Saget’s family released the following statement:
“We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today,” the Saget family said in the statement. “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.”
Saget is survived by his wife, Kelly Rizzo, and three daughters from a previous relationship, Aubrey, Jennifer and Lara.