Orignally published on 2022-01-15 02:36:36 by www.usatoday.com
TV star Bob Saget found dead in Orlando hotel room
Bob Saget, famous for his roles on “Full House,” “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and “How I Met Your Mother,” passed away in his Florida hotel room.
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Five days after comedian and actor Bob Saget died, friends and family gathered for a private memorial service in Los Angeles to pay their last respects to the “Full House” star, according to People, TMZ and Daily Mail.
The outlets published photos from the Friday service, which showed Saget’s wife Kelly Rizzo and “Full House” stars including John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweeten, and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen arrive dressed in black. Dave Chappelle, Jimmy Kimmel, John Mayer and Chris Rock were also pictured in attendance.
Ahead of the memorial, Stamos called it “the hardest day of my life.”
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference,” Stamos tweeted.
Chappelle referenced the memorial during a set in Los Angeles on Thursday. “Tomorrow, I’m gonna go and lay my comrade to rest,” he said during a performance at The Peppermint Club, according to TMZ and People. He also shared he regretted not texting Saget back prior to his friend’s death.
“He just texted me, and I saw the text yesterday and I never texted him back ’cause I was just busy,” said Chappelle onstage. “I’m just saying this to remind you that these moments are precious.”
Bure posted a throwback photo of herself and Saget on Friday. The two are seen hugging at what appears to be Bure’s wedding.
“Hug like Bob ♥️” Bure captioned the post. “I love you my sweet sweet Bobby daddy.”
Saget, who was best known for his role as widowed father Danny Tanner in the ABC family sitcom and as the original host of the network’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” was found unresponsive in his hotel room at The Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida, at about 4 p.m. Sunday, police said. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office told USA TODAY in a statement that detectives found “no signs of foul play or drug use.” The Medical Examiner’s Office will ultimately determine the cause and manner of death, saying Monday that an autopsy had been conducted.
Further studies and investigation “may take up to 10-12 weeks to complete,” Chief Medical Examiner Joshua Stephany said in a statement. “Our condolences go out to Mr. Saget’s loved ones during this difficult time.”
The comedian had been traveling the country with the “I Don’t Do Negative” tour and performed a two-hour set in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday.
His final Instagram post on Saturday night was filled with hope.
“I loved tonight’s show in Jacksonville,” Saget wrote. “Very appreciative and fun audiences. I had no idea I did a two hour set tonight.
He added: “I’m back in comedy like I was when I was 26. I guess I’m finding my new voice and loving every moment of it.”
Along with his wife Rizzo, Saget is survived by three daughters from his first marriage to Sherri Kramer – Aubrey Saget, Lara Melanie Saget and Jennifer Belle Saget.
Contributing: Bryan Alexander, Charlie Trepany