Full House” star Bob Saget died on Sunday, his family confirmed in a statement to CNN. He was 65.Saget was found dead in a hotel room on Sunday at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, according to a statement from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. The cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner. Tributes for the actor and comedian are pouring in from friends and fans.
Who Was Bob Saget?
Robert Lane Saget was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and television host. His acting roles included Danny Tanner on the ABC sitcom Full House, its Netflix sequel Fuller House, and the voice of narrator Ted Mosby on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother.
Comedian Gilbert Gottfried says he is still “in shock” about Bob Saget’s demise. “The minute anything seemed to become at all sincere or serious or heartfelt, immediately we turn it to bad taste and outrageousness,” he says about his conversations with Saget.
Comedian George Wallace, who was a longtime friend of Bob Saget, said he wished everyone had a friend like Bob Saget.
“The more I think about him, the more I would start to laugh,” he told CNN. “A family guy he was, but the filthiest mouth on this planet. When he gets to heaven, they’re going to have to change their agenda to let him in. I loved this guy. I wished everybody knew him.”
Saget died at 65 on Sunday.
“We both have been busy. We talked every three months. But he’s the kind of friend you talk to on the phone and you go right back to the same conversation you were talking about three months ago. Just absolutely just the funniest man in the world,” Wallace said about Saget.
“He’s gone, but we will never ever forget Bob Saget,” he added.
Wallace also remembered Saget’s parents.
Saget “came from good people. I was at his home for dinner,” Wallace said. “His daddy was crazy. His mom Dolly would always say ‘you talk so filthy.’ And his dad would say ‘do it, do it, do it.’ She would tell him to be clean, his dad would egg him on.”
“I just talked to him on the phone two months ago. What a great guy. Just a lovely friend,” Wallace added.