Celebrities express ‘absolute shock’ after Bob Saget was found dead in hotel room

Celebrities have expressed grief and sorrow over the sudden demise of American actor and comedian Bob Saget.

The 65-year-old, best known for starring in the sitcom Full House, was pronounced dead on Sunday in his hotel room in Orlando, Florida.

The exact cause of the star’s death is unclear.

Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Martin and Jim Carrey were among high-profile celebrities expressing grief and shock at the news.

The handsome Bob Saget passed away today at the age of 65. He had a big, big heart and a wonderfully perverted comic mind. He gave a lot of happiness to the world and lived his life for goodJim Carrey

British comedian and Great British Bake Off presenter Matt Lucas called Saget “a wonderfully mischievous comedian”.

Lucas tweeted: “In horrific shock at the horrific news of the sudden passing of Bob Saget.”

“He was a warm, kind, humble person and a wonderfully mischievous comedian, who always pushed the line so deftly. He will be sorely missed.”

In a follow-up post, Lucas said: “Bob Saget was a powerhouse comedian who will hurt your side but he was very polite and simple about it.

“He was so kind to others and was so excited and inspired by up-and-coming comedians. He really set a great example of being generous and encouraging to newcomers.”

US TV host and actor Whoopi Goldberg wrote: “Raise my friend Bob Saget with your huge heart and blatant madness.

“My condolences to his daughters and other family.”

Star Trek actor George Takei said that Bob Saget, the “father of America”, was a “regular presence” in his household.

“Deeply saddened to learn of the untimely passing of comedian Bob Saget,” he said.

“Beloved by millions as America’s Father, he was a regular presence in our living rooms, bringing us the funniest videos and countless belly laughs.

“Gone too soon, like too many talented souls.”

American actor Seth Green wrote: “Damn @bobsaget you left your body.

“I will always celebrate your talent, your huge heart and the joy of life.

Thank you for helping me through life’s inevitable sadness with comedy.
“At least now you can hang out with Rodney and Don again. Love you always.”

Comedy legend Steve Martin reacted to the news of Saget’s death, saying it was a “sad day”. [the] Comedy World”.

Jim Carrey, adding his voice to the wealth of tributes, wrote on Twitter: “The handsome Bob Saget passed away today at the age of 65. He had a big, big heart and a wonderfully perverted comic mind. He has brought so much happiness to the world. Gave and lived my life for the good.”

Actor John Stamos, who starred opposite Saget in the sitcom Full House, also took to Twitter to express his grief.

“I’m falling apart. I’m so sad. I’m completely and utterly shocked. I’ll never have another friend like him. I love you so much, Bobby.”

Orange County Sheriff’s Office officials confirmed the news of Saget’s death early Monday.

In a brief statement posted on Twitter, he said there were no signs of dishonesty or drug use.

“Earlier today, deputies were called to a hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, for a call about an irresponsible person,” the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said.

“The man was identified as Robert Saget and was pronounced dead on the spot.”

Saget had just started his new 2022 Stand Up Tour and had previously tweeted about his show in Jacksonville, expressing his delight to be back on display.

“Like tonight’s show @PV_ConcertHall in Jacksonville. Appreciate the audience,” I tweeted on Jan 9.

Thanks again to @RealTimWilkins for opening up.

“I didn’t know I did a 2 hour set tonight. I’m happily addicted to this s**t again.”

Saget was known in America and around the world for playing Danny Tanner, a widowed father of three daughters, in the sitcom Full House from 1987 to 1995.

He reprized the role in 2016 when Netflix revived the program for another five seasons.