Less than two weeks into the new year, Hollywood was left mourning another icon after TMZ reported that actor and comedian Bob Saget — best known for playing compulsively neat patriarch Danny Tanner on Full House — died on Jan. 9, 2022. The star was only 65 years old.
The comedian was found dead at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Orlando. TMZ reported that the hotel staff had previously come upon the late comedian, and he was pronounced dead on the scene. So, what exactly happened to Bob Saget? Keep reading for more details.
What happened to Bob Saget? His cause of death has been revealed.
Exactly one month after Bob's tragic death, the cause of his passing has officially been revealed. In a statement (per The Hollywood Reporter), Bob's family revealed that the comedian's cause of death was head trauma. Noting that no drugs or alcohol were involved, the Sagets explained that Bob "accidentally hit the back of his head on something, thought nothing of it, and went to sleep."
The star was in Orlando at the time as part of an ongoing tour of the country, having performed in Jacksonville, Fla., the night before he died. In the very early hours of the morning, the actor tweeted a photo of himself on stage and not only noted his long set (he said he was onstage for two hours), but also shared optimism to be touring more in the future, writing, “I’m happily addicted to this s--t again."
Bob Saget starred on the small screen for eight seasons, beginning in 1987, on Full House as Danny Tanner, a role he later reprised on Netflix’s Fuller House for five seasons. The family man character was vastly different than Saget’s stand-up comedy, which was known for its raunchier tone.
Saget is survived by his wife Kelly Rizzo, whom he married in 2018, as well as three daughters — Aubrey, Lara, and Jennifer — whom he shared with his first wife, Sherri Kramer. Our thoughts are with the Saget family as well as all of Bob's other close friends during this difficult time.