Beloved actor and comedian found dead


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Bob Saget, stand-up comedian, actor and TVB host was found dead in his Orlando hotel room on Jan. 9, 2022.

Gabie McConnell, Staff Writer

Robert (Bob) Saget, best known for his role in “Full House,” was found dead in his Orlando Hotel room on Jan. 9, 2022. Saget was 65. Because his death seems sudden, many are questioning the cause of death. 

“At this time, there is no evidence of drug use or foul play,” Chief Medical Examiner Joshua Stephany said. “The cause and manner of death are pending further studies and investigation which may take up to 10-12 weeks to complete.”

There is no doubt that Saget had a lasting impact on this world. Saget was born and raised in Pennsylvania and pursued his acting career at Temple University. Similar to many comedians, Saget struggled early in his career. He got through it by doing stand-ups at numerous comic clubs. Eventually, he found success and recognition after he received the lead role in the well-known sitcom “Full House.” “Full House” ran from 1987 to 1995 with 192 episodes. In 1990 Saget landed a job as a host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” He also became the narrator on one of the decades most successful sitcoms “How I Met Your Mother” in 2005.  Then in 2007, Saget created his own stand-up show called “Bob Saget: That Ain’t Right” for the HBO cable network. One thing stayed true throughout Saget’s various jobs, the laughter and happiness he brought people. 

However, Saget may also be leaving behind a shameful legacy as well. 

According to The New York Post, “Saget was known in showbiz circles and by comedy fans for his raunchy act and bawdy sense of humor. The beloved actor once did “whippits” — hits of nitrous oxide — on the set of “Full House,” admitted he was “a flirter” with other women in the final years of his first marriage and copped to drunken driving in the aftermath of his divorce.” 

Though these allegations may overshadow the lighthearted and lovable persona Saget was thought to have, many of his friends and co-stars are taking time to remember him. 

“You weren’t just like a father, but one of my closest friends in life, This hurts like nothing I’ve ever felt before. I love you, I love you, I love you. You knew that. I knew that. But I have to say it again,” said Candace Cameron Bure, co-star on “Full House.” 

“I’m not ready to accept that he’s gone – I’m not going to say goodbye yet. I’m going to imagine him out there, still on the road, doing what he loves with all his heart and humor he’s standing on stage, killing! Another two-hour set in front of a couple hundred of the luckiest people on the planet,” said John Stamos, co-star on “Full House.”