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Actor Bob Saget found dead in hotel room

Bob Saget has died.

The comedian and actor, who was most famous for his role as Danny Tanner in the sitcom “Full House,” passed away Sunday at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office tweeted Sunday.

“Earlier today, deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for a call about an unresponsive man in a hotel room,” the tweet read. “The man was identified as Robert Saget & pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case.”

Deputies arrived at the hotel just after 4 p.m., police said.

Saget, who just began his “I Don’t Do Negative Tour,” had been traveling across the country.

On Saturday night, he did a show at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall in Jacksonville, Florida, and early Sunday morning tweeted a photo of himself and wrote: “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 s—. Check http://BobSaget.com for my dates in 2022.”

He shared the same message and image on Instagram.

“I’m back in comedy like I was when I was 26,” he added in his Instagram post caption. “I guess I’m finding my new voice and loving every moment of it.”

Following the news of his death, celebrities paid tribute to Saget on social media.

Fellow comedian Nikki Glaser tweeted, “I’ll miss Bob Saget so much. He was as kind as he was funny.”

Actress Kat Dennings, who starred alongside Saget in the 2001 sitcom “Raising Dad,” wrote on Twitter, “I just can’t believe it. What a wonderful guy. He always went out of his way to make me comfortable and talked nonstop about his kids. Such a loss.”

“I am broken. I am gutted. I am in complete and utter shock,” Saget’s longtime friend and “Full House” co-star John Stamos tweeted. “I will never ever have another friend like him. I love you so much Bobby.”

Norman Lear also took to Twitter to honor his friend.

“Bob Saget was as lovely a human as he was funny,” Lear wrote. “And to my mind, he was hilarious. We were close friends and I could not have loved him more.”

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, also of the “Full House” family, responded to Saget’s death in an emotional statement late Sunday. “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. We are thinking of his daughters, wife and family and are sending our condolences,” they said.

In December, following the death of Betty White, Saget paid tribute to the actress in an Instagram post and reflected briefly about his thoughts on death.

“She always said the love of her life was her husband, Allen Ludden, who she lost in 1981,” Saget wrote. “Well, if things work out by Betty’s design — in the afterlife, they are reunited. I don’t know what happens when we die, but if Betty says you get to be with the love of your life, then I happily defer to Betty on this.”

Saget will be remembered for his comedy, not just for his role on “Full House” and “Fuller House,” but also for his appearances on “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and “How I Met Your Mother,” and for his standup and comedy specials.

Saget is survived by his second wife, Kelly Rizzo, and his three daughters from his first marriage, to Sherri Kramer.

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