Los Angeles (CBS/CBSLA) — Comedian and actor Bob Saget died on Sunday. He was 65 years old.
Saget was reportedly found dead in his Orlando hotel room just after 4 p.m. Sunday. The cause of his death has not been disclosed yet.
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Best known for his role as Danny Tanner in ‘Full House,’ Saget has been a household name and favorite for nearly 40 years. “Full House” premiered in 1987 and its final episode ran on May 23, 1995.
born in philadelphia and @TempleUniv alumni #Bob Saget Found dead in a hotel room in Orlando. He performed at a comedy show last night in Jacksonville. There is no sign of foul play or drug use per se. #tear out @CBSPhilly https://t.co/KVJQzhmuuJ pic.twitter.com/rAzeqowRP6
— Alicia Roberts (@ARobertsCBS) 10 January 2022
The Philadelphia native attended high school in Montgomery County and graduated from Temple University. David Boardman, dean of Temple’s Klein College of Media, tweeted his reaction to the news.
Very sad to learn about the sudden death of@Bob Saget, the comedic icon that is our . had a grade of@TUKleincollege, Here he is with his mentor, Lew Klein, for whom our college was named in 2017. pic.twitter.com/oLvACO9wd9
— david boardman (@dlboardman) 10 January 2022
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Temple University issued the following statement on Saget’s death:
Temple University is saddened to learn of the passing of Bob Saget, a deeply loyal alumnus and member of the university community. A well-known comic and star of hit shows such as “Full House” and “America’s Funniest Home Video”, Saget will always be remembered as one of the funniest owls in the temple. His work influenced the lives of many and brought smiles to families around the world. While Saget will be greatly missed, his legacy and overall impact on the entertainment industry will continue to be felt for years to come.
Saget was an alumnus of the Lew Klein College of Media and Communication in 1978, and credits television pioneer Lew Klein, who taught at Temple for 67 years, for getting him into the entertainment business. When the college was named after Mr. Klein in 2017, Saget came to Philadelphia to serve as the Emmy of the ceremony.
Saget was on a comedy tour tweeted His applause to the audience on Saturday after performing on a two-hour set in Jacksonville. The tweet included dates for future comedy shows of 2022. He was due to arrive at Glenside in March.
I’m breaking I am very sad I am completely and utterly shocked. I will never have another friend like him. I love you so much Bobby.
— John Stamos (@John Stamos) 10 January 2022
In 2016, Saget reprized his role as Danny Tanner when Netflix released “Fuller House,” a Full House reboot. Saget was also the host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” for eight years.
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