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Bob Saget, Comic Who Portrayed Danny Tanner in ‘Full House,’ Dies at 65

Bob Saget, the actor known as Danny Tanner on “Full House” and the host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” was found dead on Sunday. He was 65.

His death was confirmed by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, which said that Mr. Saget was found unresponsive in a hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. The cause of death was not known, but the sheriff’s office said there were no signs of foul play or drug use.

Mr. Saget had performed on Saturday night at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., southeast of Jacksonville.

In a tweet early on Sunday, Mr. Saget thanked the “appreciative audience.”

“I had no idea I did a 2 hr set tonight,” he said. “I’m happily addicted again to this.”

On “Full House,” Mr. Saget played a widowed father who shared his house with his three daughters, his brother-in-law and his best friend. The show, which aired from 1987 to 1995, launched Mr. Saget and his co-stars, including John Stamos, Lori Loughlin and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, into the realm of household names.

On “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in 2017, Mr. Saget recalled how Don Rickles, a longtime friend of his and Mr. Stamos, described his act. “He comes out like a Jewish Clark Kent,” Mr. Saget said, before launching into a song about a dog, a monkey and a verb that was censored on network television.

Mr. Saget was born in Philadelphia, and graduated from Temple University in 1978 before finding his way into comedy clubs. In contrast to his squeaky-clean image on “Full House” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” Mr. Saget delighted in raunchy, profanity-laden stand-up routines.

At Temple, he studied film, and the year of his graduation he received a student Academy Award for documentary merit for his film “Through Adam’s Eyes.”

A full obituary will appear shortly.

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