Bob Saget’s Family Is ‘Devastated to Confirm’ the ‘Full House’ Star’s Passing

by Jonathan Howard
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Tonight’s news that beloved actor and comedian Bob Saget has passed away was shocking. His family has now released a statement.

Saget’s wife, Kelly Rizzo, his daughters, Aubrey, Lara, and Jennifer, as well as his ex-wife Sherri Kramer are all mourning his loss. The 65-year-old husband and father will be deeply missed. In the wake of the tragic news, the family released a statement.

“We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today. 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,” their statement reads.

In their statement, the family asked for privacy. They also wanted to encourage fans to remember all of the great memories, the laughs, and the joy that Bob Saget gave to the world.

The comedian was found dead in his hotel room while staying in the Ritz-Carlton Orlando. He had just performed at the Ponte Vedra in Jacksonville on Saturday. Saget was excited following a 2-hour long set. He had been touring since September of last year. His tour had dates through May.

Orange County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the room following a call from the hotel. The security team had found the actor in his room around 4 PM on 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 Sheriff’s Office said. “The man was identified as Robert Saget and pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case.”

Bob Saget, a Father and Husband

Bob Saget is survived by his wife and his three daughters. All of his children are from his ex-wife Sherri Kramer. That first marriage lasted from 1982 to 1997. One of the things that the actor often talked about was being a proud dad and raising his kids.

“They are the light of my life,” he told PEOPLE back in 2016. “I am a fortunate man in that all three of my daughters are exceptional. [They are] very high beings, very smart people, very wonderful and very brilliant, very beautiful.”

Of course, Bob Saget will be remembered for his on-screen role as a family man and father of three. Danny Tanner won the hearts of fans and viewers of Full House. So, it makes sense that he was a proud father off the screen as well. The news has been shocking to many. Fans, friends, and fellow comedians and entertainers.

Bob Saget was an icon of 1990s television, a multi-faceted and talented comedian, and a father and husband that will be sincerely missed by all that he touched with his art.