Philadelphia-born comedian, actor Bob Saget dies aged 65 – Greeley Tribune

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.

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.


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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.


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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