Robert Lane Saget, known as Bob Saget, was a stand-up comedian and television host. The actor was best known for his appearance in television shows like “Full House,” “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” “Fuller House,” and Ted Mosby’s voice in “How I Met Your Mother.”
Saget was found on January 9 dead in a hotel room. According to the Orange County Sheriff, the hotel was Ritz-Carlton in Orlando. The comedian was 65 when he died and, hours before, performed a stand-up performance in Ponte Vedra.
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He also posted on Twitter about how thrilling it was to be back on the road for his “I Don’t Do Negative” comedy tour. His social media is getting a lot of attention after his death, and a hotel staff revealed how Saget seemed before his death.
Saget Was Discovered Dead In His Room
Saget was in Jacksonville, Florida, for a comedy tour at the time of his death. The Orange County Sheriff’s office posted the news on Twitter and detailed how they got a call from the Ritz-Carlton because of an unresponsive man who was later identified as Saget.
The tweet read, “Earlier today, deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for a call about an unresponsive man in a hotel room. The man was identified as Robert Saget & pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case.”
Although Saget’s cause of death isn’t known, his family, including his wife Kelly Rizzo and children, released a statement about how his death devastated them. Via Page Six, the statement read, “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.
“Though we ask for privacy at this time, we invite you to join us in remembering the love and laughter that Bob brought to the world.”
A Hotel Source Revealed What Saget Was Like Before He Died
Saget was at the hotel for two nights and apparently had an impression on the hotel staff. One hotel staff told People that the actor seemed “low-key and unassuming” during his stay in the hotel. He said Saget was “more than happy to take selfies with whoever asked in the lobby.”
The source also revealed, “He checked in on Friday morning and used his real name. Everyone recognized him immediately, but he didn’t make any fanfare about it. A couple of girls asked for a selfie, and he even held the camera and joked that his arms were longer because he was part orangutan. He was really gracious. No entourage, no entitlement, no attitude.”
The staff said that the hotel had welcomed several famous people; however, many were horrible guests. On the other hand, Saget seemed pleasant enough to the hotel staff. “He carried his own bags, seemed really energetic and honestly seemed really healthy and happy. He’s such a nice guy, a good guest, and you felt like you knew him. It’s really a sad day,” he added.
Saget’s Post On Social Media Is Getting A Lot Of Attention
Since his death, many people have been flocking to Saget’s social media pages. The actor made his last Twitter post the night before he passed on. The tweet read, “I had no idea I did a 2 hr set tonight. I’m happily addicted again to this s**t.”
He wrote, “She always said the love of her life was her husband, Allen Ludden, who she lost in 1981,” Saget said. “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 Started His Entertainment Career In Stand-Up Comedy
Saget started as a stand-up comedian to launch his career in entertainment. He then went into acting and starred as the widowed father of three girls on “Full House.” The sitcom became popular and got a lot of high ratings for ABC during its eight seasons on television.
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The actor started directing and in 1998 directed a movie called “Dirty Work.” He continued to work in the movie industry with films like “Raising Dads” and “How I Met Your Mother.” His success in the movie industry didn’t keep him there. The comedian went back on the road for his next and last comedy tour, “I Don’t Do Negative,” where he was found dead.