Bob Saget Discovered By Housekeeping Staff In Orlando Hotel Room After Missing His Checkout Time: Report
Hotel staff at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando were reportedly the first to discover Bob Saget after he passed away over the weekend.
The Full House actor was found dead in his hotel room on Sunday, January 9, after he performed a stand up show outside of Jacksonville, Fla., the night before. Saget was 65 years old.
According to People, employees at the hotel were the first to find the comedian's lifeless body after he missed his checkout time.
"Earlier today, deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for a call about an unresponsive man in a hotel room," the Orange County Sheriff's Office said in a statement via Twitter. "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."
According to the outlet, Saget arranged to check out at 3: 00 p.m. When the America's Funniest Home Videos host missed the departure time, hotel staff entered his room and found him unresponsive in bed at around 4:00 p.m. An insider claimed the room was neat, noting there were no signs of trauma, and his bags were sitting by the door.
Upon discovering his body, the staff dialed 911 and the housekeeping manager attempted to perform CPR on Saget, it was reported. Paramedics pronounced him dead on the scene, and his body was sent to the Orange County Medical Examiner's Office for further investigation. His wife, Kelly Rizzo, was then notified of his tragic passing.
As OK! previously reported, the beloved star's family members released a statement shortly after the news of his death was confirmed. Saget is survived by his three children, Aubrey, 34, Lara, 32 and Jennifer, 29 — whom he shares with ex-wife Sherri Kramer — along with Rizzo, 42.
"We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today," the family's statement began. "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."
"Though we ask for privacy at this time, we invite you to join us in remembering the love and laughter that Bob brought to the world,"