Bob Saget, the stand-up comedian and actor popular for his role as Danny Tanner on “Full House,” died of brain trauma after hitting something by mistake, his family announced in a statement on Wednesday.
Bob Saget was born on May 17, 1956, to a Jewish family in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Benjamin (1917–2007), his father, was a supermarket executive, and his mother, Rosalyn “Dolly” (1925–2014), was a hospital administrator. Saget’s family relocated to Norfolk, Virginia, while he was young, and he temporarily attended Lake Taylor High School. Saget subsequently attributed the beginning of his growing sense of humour to his time as a rebellious student at Norfolk’s Temple Israel (a Conservative synagogue) Saget had his bar mitzvah in Philadelphia at the age of 13 becasue of a lack of family in Virginia. Saget’s family relocated from Virginia to Los Angeles’ Encino area, where he met Larry Fine of The Three Stooges and heard a variety of stories from him. Saget graduated from Abington Senior High School and the family moved back to Philadelphia before his senior year. At first, Saget planned to become a doctor, but his Honors English teacher, Elaine Zimmerman sensed his potential as a filmmaker and encouraged him to pursue it.
According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Mr. Saget, 65, was found unresponsive in a hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lake, on Jan. 9, and he was declared dead at the scene.
“Now that we have the complete results of the authorities’ inquiry, we considered it only right that the fans hear those results straight from us,” the family added. “They believe he accidently banged the back of his head on something, ignored it, and went to sleep.” There were no drugs or alcohol involved.”
According to the sheriff’s office, there were no evidence of foul play once they located Mr. Saget.
The sheriff’s office forwarded questions to the medical examiner’s office, which did not reply quickly to demands for comment on Wednesday evening.
Mr. Saget, who was on tour at the time, had played at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., southeast of Jacksonville, on January 8. He acknowledged the “appreciative audience” in a tweet early on Jan. 9.
“I’m back in comedy like I used to be when I was 26.” “I guess I’m discovering my new voice and loving every minute of it,” he said on Instagram on Saturday.
“In the weeks after Bob’s death, we have been overwhelmed by the amazing outpouring of affection from Bob’s followers, which has been a huge comfort to us and for which we are forever grateful,” his family wrote in a statement. “As we mourn together, we want everyone to remember Bob’s love and humour, and the lessons he taught us all: to be nice to everyone, to let the people you love know you love them, and to confront difficult times with hugs and laughing.”