Bob Saget's Family Breaks Silence On Comedian's Unexpected Death: 'We Are Devastated'
Bob Saget's family has sadly confirmed his tragic passing.
The beloved actor — notable for his role as Danny Tanner on Full House — unexpectedly passed away on Sunday, January 9, after being found in his hotel room in Orlando, Fla. He was 65 years old.
The longtime actor and stand-up comedian is survived by his wife, Kelly Rizzo, along with his three daughters: Aubrey, 34, Lara, 32 and Jennifer, 29 — whom he shared with ex-wife Sherri Kramer.
His family has since broken their silence, confirming in a statement to Us Weekly that they are "devastated" over the sad news.
"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," the statement read. "Join us in remembering the love and laughter that Bob brought to the world."
His eldest daughter, Aubrey, also addressed her dad's unexpected passing on her Instagram Story on Sunday, sharing a text from the Raising Dad alum that read: "Thank u. Love u. Showtime!"
As OK! previously reported, Saget was in the middle of a comedy tour that brought him to Jacksonville over the weekend. After the show on Saturday, January 8, the former America's Funniest Home Videos host tweeted to show gratitude to his audience. In his last tweet — posted at 2:42 a.m. Sunday morning — before his death, Saget maintained he was "happily addicted" to making people laugh again.
Just hours after his tweet on Sunday, Saget was found dead by hotel security at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando. The Sheriff's Department confirmed the actor was pronounced dead at the scene and "detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case.” A cause of death has yet to be revealed.
Following the news of his passing, an avalanche of tributes came pouring in as other Hollywood names, including many of his Full House costars, began offering their condolences for the late comedian.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen — who both starred as Michelle Tanner on the hit show — issued a statement, calling Saget, "the most loving, compassionate and generous man. We are deeply saddened that he is no longer with us but know that he will continue to be by our side to guide us as gracefully as he always has."
John Stamos also tweeted, expressing that he was heartbroken by the tragic news. "I am gutted. I am in complete and utter shock. I will never ever have another friend like him," he wrote. "I love you so much Bobby."
Dave Coulier and Candace Cameron Bure also released statements on their social media accounts, along with a plethora of actors and comedians, including Pete Davidson, Jim Carey, Howie Mandel and many more.