Bob Saget death updates – Cause of death ‘may be heart attack or stroke’ as Kelly Rizzo & Olsens mourn Full House actor

FULL House actor Bob Saget's death was first reported on January 9, 2022, and now a possible cause of death is emerging.

The fan-favorite actor, best known for his character Danny Tanner in the show Full House, was found dead in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida.

Saget was found by hotel security who then put in a call around 4pm to the sheriff and fire department. According to TMZ, authorities now believe that his cause of his death could be a heart attack or stroke.

In a statement confirming his death, Saget’s family said: “We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today,” they told Fox News.

“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.”

An official cause of death remains unclear; however, Saget was reportedly already deceased when his body was discovered and cops have already ruled out foul play.

Please read our Bob Saget live blog for the latest updates

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    Jodie Sweetin calls Saget ‘best TV dad ever’

    Sweetin starred as middle daughter Stephanie Tanner on Full House alongside Saget.

    She took to Instagram to post a few photos and a tribute message to honor Saget’s passing.

    “There aren’t enough words to express what I’m feeling today. Nor are they big enough to capture even a slice of who he was,” her caption begins.

    “Bob was a wonderful human being.”

    “He was a genuinely kind spirit who made it through so much in his life, and was most happy when he was helping others.”

    “I would always say “you’re the best TV dad ever”. And he was.”

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    Bob Saget died on his sister’s birthday

    Gay Saget was born on January 9, 1947. She passed in 1994.

    Before his death on Sunday, Bob Saget shared a message to his late sister via the Scleroderma Research Foundation.

    “Scleroderma Research Foundation board member @BobSaget remembers his sister on her birthday: ‘Today would have been my sister Gay’s 75th birthday,’” the SRF tweeted.

    “‘She lost her life to scleroderma at age 47. No one should have to suffer as Gay did, which is why I’m committed to finding a cure.’”

    Scleroderma is a group of rare diseases that directly affects the skin and connective tissues.

    The illness is more common in women than men and currently has no cure.

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    Olsen twins release joint statement

    Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who shared the role of Michelle Tanner on Full House, released a statement about Saget’s passing.

    “Bob was the most loving, compassionate and generous man. 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,” the Olsens said in the statement, which was obtained by People.

    “We are thinking of his daughters, wife and family and are sending our condolences.”

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    Who are Bob Saget’s children?

    Bob Saget had three children from his first marriage to his high school sweetheart, Sherri Kramer.

    The comedian had twins Aubrey and Lara Melanie, who were born in 1987.

    His youngest child, Jennifer Belle, was born in 1992.

    Aubrey is a painter and art curator.

    Lara Melanie is also an artist and works as a yoga instructor.

    It’s not known was Jennifer does for a living, however, Saget has previously said all of his children “are artists”.

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    What has Bob Saget said about his daughters?

    In a 2016 interview with People, Saget called his daughters “the light of my life.”

    “I am a fortunate man in that all three of my daughters are exceptional. Very high beings, very smart people, very wonderful and very brilliant, very beautiful. They’re all artists.”

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    Scott Weinger posts a tribute to ‘passionate’ Saget

    Weinger appeared on Full House as DJ Tanner’s boyfriend, Steve.

    He shared a photo of Saget and some sentiments on his Instagram page.

    “Bob Saget was more than a friend. He was a big brother to me,” the caption starts.

    “Nobody ever made me laugh harder, the kind of laughter where your ribs are sore the next day. He was also a wonderful human being who never missed a chance to say “I love you” to the people he cared about. 💔”

    “Bob was a passionate supporter of the Scleroderma Research Foundation, and fought hard to find a cure for the disease that took his sister. In his memory, please consider making a donation today.”

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    Kelly Rizzo ‘shattered’ by husband’s death

    Kelly Rizzo said that she was “completely shattered and in disbelief” after her husband Bob Saget’s shocking death at the age of 65.

    She said that Bob was her “absolute everything.”

    Kelly continued: “I am so completely shattered and in disbelief.”

    The host of Eat Travel Rock mentioned she was “so deeply touched by the outpouring of love and tribute from our friends, family, his fans, and his peers.”

    The blogger added: “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.”

    She concluded: “Thank you for respecting my privacy at this time.” 

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    Bob Saget’s first wife, Sherri Kramer

    Sherri Kramer is the first wife of Full House television star, Bob Saget.

    The couple tied the knot in 1982, before subsequently divorcing in 1997. Before their divorce, the couple had three children.

    Their first child Aubrey was born in 1987, their second, Lara Melanie, was born in 1989, and their third child Jennifer Belle Saget was born in 1992.

    According to the State Bar of California, Sherri Kramer has a law license. However, it has been inactive for years.

    Currently, Sherri is a marriage and family therapist by profession according to a US federal government website. She also works as a screenwriter and author.

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    Bob Saget’s family’s statement

    Saget’s family broke their silence following the actor and comedian’s shocking death on Sunday.

    “We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away,” the family said in a 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.”

    Saget’s family asked for privacy at this time but invited fans to “join us in remembering the love and laughter that Bob brought to the world.”

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    Bob Saget’s final tweet

    Bob Saget’s Twitter account shows a final tweet that went live at 3.42am on January 9, the day he died.

    “Loved tonight’s show @PV_ConcertHall in Jacksonville. Appreciative audience. Thanks again to @RealTimWilkins for opening. I had no idea I did a 2 hr set tonight. I’m happily addicted again to this shit. Check http://BobSaget.com for my dates in 2022,” he wrote.

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    Bob's final call

    Bob was "tucked in bed" with the lights off when he was found by hotel security at around 4pm, according to TMZ.

    He is believed to have called Kelly – who he married in 2018 – before he passed away.

    Kelly became concerned later in the day as Bob was supposed to be on a flight returning to LA and she couldn't reach him when she called the hotel, sources claimed.

    This is what prompted staff to enter Bob's room, according to the outlet.

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    Cause of death may have been 'medical emergency'

    Bob Saget may have died from a sudden medical emergency such as a heart attack or stroke, reports now claim.

    According to TMZ, the comedian was found lying face-up on the bed, with his left arm across his chest, and his right arm lying beside him.

    After he was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities now believe that his cause of his death could be a heart attack, the outlet revealed.

    Cops have already ruled out foul play in his death.

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    An iconic dad

    Saget was best known for his role as Danny Tanner, the patriarch of the Tanner family in Full House. He played the role opposite John Stamos and Dave Coulier.

    His TV daughters were played bare Candace Cameron, Jodie Sweetin and twin Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen playing little Michelle Tanner.

    Many remember Saget as the family-friendly father of three that he portrayed onscreen. In actuality, he was known in the comedy world for being incredibly raunchy.

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    Jodie Sweetin's Instagram tribute

    Jodie Sweetin, who starred as middle daughter Stephanie Tanner on Full House alongside Saget, shared an Instagram tribute to him after he passed away.

    "You were supposed to be here longer…How Rude," she wrote in part, referring to one of her catchphrases on the iconic sitcom.

    "Thank you all for the love."

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    A post shared by Jodie Sweetin (@jodiesweetin)

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    Full House case releases joint statement

    The core members of the Full House cast have released a joint statement and photo via Instagram in honor of Saget's passing.

    "Thirty-five years ago, we came together as a TV family, but we became a real family. And now we grieve as a family. Bob made us laugh until we cried," the caption begins.

    "Now our tears flow in sadness, but also with gratitude for all the beautiful memories of our sweet, kind, hilarious, cherished Bob. He was a brother to us guys, a father to us girls and a friend to all of us. Bob, we love you dearly.

    "We ask in Bob’s honor, hug the people you love. No one gave better hugs than Bob.” ~ John, Dave, Candace, Jodie, Lori, Andrea, Scott, Jeff, Ashley and Mary-Kate"

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    Bob Saget died on his sister's birthday

    Gay Saget was born on January 9, 1947. She passed in 1994.

    Before his death on Sunday, Bob Saget shared a message to his late sister via the Scleroderma Research Foundation.

    “Scleroderma Research Foundation board member @BobSaget remembers his sister on her birthday: ‘Today would have been my sister Gay’s 75th birthday,'” the SRF tweeted.

    “‘She lost her life to scleroderma at age 47. No one should have to suffer as Gay did, which is why I’m committed to finding a cure.'”

    Scleroderma is a group of rare diseases that directly affects the skin and connective tissues.

    The illness is more common in women than men and currently has no cure.

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    Who are Bob Saget’s siblings?

    Bob Saget grew up with two siblings, both of whom died at a young age.

    His sister Andrea died of an aneurysm at the age of 34. He had another sister, Gay, who passed away at the age of 47, just a few years after she was diagnosed with scleroderma.

    Following Gay’s death, Saget wrote and directed the 1996 film, For Hope.

    The movie starred Dana Delany, and aired on ABC.

    Aside from filmmaking in honor of his late sister, Saget also served on the Scleroderma Research Foundation Board.

    According to the now-deceased comedian, his parents lost multiple children in their lifetime.

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    Saget was ‘finding his new voice’ on tour

    The star of sitcom Full House took to social media in the early hours of Sunday to share a selfie at Florida’s Ponte Vedra Concert Hall where he had been performing.

    “Okay, I loved tonight’s show @pontevedra_concerthall in Jacksonville,” he said in the post. “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.”

    He added he intended to start the year off by going back to his roots in stand-up comedy.

    “I had no idea I did a two hour set tonight,” Saget wrote. “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 @pbimprov with my brother @therealmikeyoung."

    He had promoted a series of new dates for the tour 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.”

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    Saget 'found by housekeeping'

    Saget was reportedly found dead by hotel housekeeping on Sunday afternoon after he failed to checkout on time.

    The iconic actor and comic was found dead at the Ritz Carlton in Orlando, Florida, just hours after he performed at a stand-up show.

    Sources told PEOPLE that the room was neat, with no signs of trauma and that Saget's bags were packed by the door when he was found dead.

    The housekeeping manager tried to perform CPR on him after calling 911, the outlet reported, but paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

    The Sheriff’s Department and fire department responded to the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando at around 4pm after Saget was found in his room by hotel security.

    He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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    Who are Bob Saget’s children?

    Bob Saget had three children from his first marriage to his high school sweetheart, Sherri Kramer.

    The comedian had twins Aubrey and Lara Melanie, who were born in 1987.

    His youngest child, Jennifer Belle, was born in 1992.

    Aubrey is a painter and art curator.

    Lara Melanie is also an artist and works as a yoga instructor.

    It’s not known was Jennifer does for a living, however, Saget has previously said all of his children “are artists”.

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    Who owns the Full House home?

    In 2016, Full House showrunner Jeff Franklin purchased the famous home featured in the sitcom.

    His original plans were reportedly to remodel the home into an exact replica of the set used throughout the series.

    Due to complaints from neighbors about the increase of tourism in the area, Franklin put the home up for sale.

    In October of 2020, the Full House home sold for $5.35million, to a new, unnamed homeowner.

    The 3,728 square foot house features three stories, a master suite with a fireplace, walk-in closet, and spa bath, as well as views of the San Francisco Bay.

    Located on Postcard Row in San Francisco, the home has four bedrooms.

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    Fans gather at iconic Full House home

    Fans gathered outside of the iconic home depicted on Full House to honor the passing of Bob Saget.

    FOX11 reported that fans left flowers and took photos of the home on Broderick Street that was shown as the exterior of the Tanner’s home.

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    Candace Cameron Bure shares more tributes

    After her initial tribute to Bob Saget, actress Candace Cameron Bure has continued to share memorial messages for her TV dad on Instagram.

    "Oh, Bob. Why’d you have to leave us so soon? We are all family, but you were the glue. The sticky, messy, squishy, sweet, lovable glue," she began the caption for one post she shared on Tuesday.

    "Bob. There will never be another like you. I wish you could see the outpouring of love you have. You’ve certainly left a beautiful legacy in kindness, compassion, loyalty, generosity, and love."

    "I’m not saying goodbye because you’ll never leave my heart. Even with this gigantic tear in it."

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    Kimmel: Bob was 'funny for real'

    In his tribute to Bob, Jimmy Kimmel said the late actor was "so funny" – and he wasn't just talking about the star's credits like Full House or America's Funniest Home Videos.

    "I mean funny for real, like when you walked into a party and you saw Bob and his wife Kelly [Rizzo] in the corner, you go straight to them and stay for as long as you could because he had something funny to say about everything and nothing bad to say about anyone," he said.

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    Jimmy Kimmel's tribute to the 'sweetest' comedian

    Jimmy Kimmel broke down in tears while paying tribute to his close friend Bob Saget on Monday night.

    The talk show host, 54, called Bob the "sweetest" and "kindest" man in a tearful monologue after the comedian was found dead in his hotel room on Sunday.

    "Bob was the sweetest, he was the sweetest man, and the reason people wrote that is because it's true. It's the best word – if you had to pick one word to describe him, that was it: the sweetest."

    He went on: "I have so many wonderfully kind and supportive texts and emails, calls from Bob. He always had a compliment.

    "He would write sometimes just to tell me he loved me, and I know he did that for many people."

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