Bob Saget, undoubtedly best known by fans as wholesome patriarch Danny Tanner on the comedy “Full House,” died at the age of 65. He was the original host of the ABC series America’s Funniest Home Videos from 1989 to 1997. Besides all, That’s What I’m Talkin’ About, his 2014 album, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.
Early Life of Bob Saget
Saget was born in Philadelphia on May 17, 1956, and grew up in the Encino neighborhood of Los Angeles. He attended Temple University’s film school, where he created Through Adam’s Eyes, a black-and-white film about a boy who received reconstructive facial surgery. Saget intended to become a doctor, but his Honors English teacher saw his creative potential and urged him to seek a career in films.
Saget was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and television personality who lived from May 17, 1956, to January 9, 2022. On the ABC sitcom Full House and its Netflix successor Fuller House, he played Danny Tanner. Saget was cast as Danny Tanner in Full House in 1987 and later hosted America’s Funniest Home Videos until 1997. He directed the 1996 ABC television movie For Hope, inspired by the life story of his sister, Gay Saget, who had died from scleroderma three years earlier. In 1998, he directed his first feature film, Dirty Work, starring Norm Macdonald and Artie Lange. Saget was the voice of Ted Mosby, who narrated the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother. He had a recurring role in four episodes of the HBO TV series Entourage playing a parody of himself. His HBO comedy special, That Ain’t Right, came out on DVD on August 28, 2007. Saget appeared in the Broadway musical The Drowsy Chaperone for a limited four-month engagement. In 2009, he starred in a new sitcom called Surviving Suburbia which was originally slated to air on The CW. He also competed in season four of The Masked Singer as “Squiggly Monster”.
Saget often staged comedy events to raise money for the Scleroderma Research Foundation, for which he served on the board of directors. According to his website, he did this willingly because of his lost sister.
Saget was found dead in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida, on 9th January. The sheriff’s office acknowledged there was no cause of death and said there were no signs of foul play or drug usage in a statement. Saget was in the middle of a stand-up tour and had just finished one in Jacksonville on Saturday night. In a statement, his family mentioned “We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today. He was everything to us and we want you to know how much he loved his fans.” Comedians and actors rushed to pay tribute on Monday. Comedian Bob Saget was “just the nicest and funniest,” Jon Stewart tweeted, while podcaster Marc Maron described him as “Truly one of the nicest guys and so funny”. Comedian Drew Carey wrote: Well this one hurts. He gave me so much encouragement when I first started out. He was a real friend to me too. Not just a mentor.
With love and respect, we will remember him.