Another beloved actor gone too soon.
By Madison Sciba
Actor Bob Saget passed away on January 9th, 2022 at the age of 65. Saget was best known for his role as TV dad Danny Tanner on the hit 90s sitcom Full House, as well as the recent spin-off, Fuller House. The morning of the 9th, Saget was found unresponsive in his room at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Orlando, Florida. There has been no announcement for the cause of death, however, officials have ruled out foul play and drug use.
From 1987 to 1995, Saget played the patriarch of the Tanner family on Full House, one of the most notable shows from the era. The show focused on a widowed father of three girls, Saget, who has his best friend Joey, Dave Coulier, and brother-in-law Jesse, John Stamos, move in to help raise his daughters. The series followed the family through the ups and downs of life. Two of the actresses who played his on-screen daughters, Candace Cameron Bure (DJ) and Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie), both posted on Instagram sharing recent and older photos of themselves with the late actor in remembrance.
Fans of the long-running comedy, How I Met Your Mother, would recognize Saget’s voice as the narrator for all 208 episodes, something that has surprised many Full House and How I Met Your Mother fans. Since the end of Full House, Saget has worked on a variety of television shows, as well as appearing as the contestant Squiggly Monster in season 4 of the hit show, The Masked Singer. Unfortunately, he was in the middle of a stand-up comedy tour when he died.
Saget’s funeral was held on January 14th and was attended by his friends, family, and Full House co-stars: Stamos, Coulier, Sweetin, Bure, twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who shared the role of Michelle Tanner, and the controversial Lori Loughlin (Aunt Becky). Other noted comedians, such as Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, and Judd Apatow, were in attendance. As a lifelong fan of Full House, it is certain that Bob Saget will be greatly missed.
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