What The Sheriff's Office Just Said About Bob Saget's Death

Bob Saget has died at the age of 65, according to TMZ. The "Full House" actor was in Orlando, Florida, at the time of his death. TMZ's report indicated that Saget was found dead in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton on Jan. 9, 2022, around 4 p.m. local time. 

Saget had been on a stand-up comedy tour and had performed in Jacksonville, Florida, on Jan. 8. He took to social media to give a shout-out to the folks who came to watch his show at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. 

"Okay, I loved tonight's show...in Jacksonville. Really nice audience. Lots of positivity. Happened last night in Orlando last night at the Hard Rock Live too. Very appreciative and fun audiences," Saget wrote on Instagram

He added that he was looking forward to his upcoming shows later this month at the Palm Beach Improv. "Goin' everywhere until I get the special shot. And then probably keep going cause I'm addicted to this sh*t. Peace out," his caption concluded. 

Saget's cause of death was not immediately known, however, the Orange County Sheriff's Office has released a statement about the comedian's death.

Bob Saget's cause of death will be confirmed by the medical examiner at a later date

Shortly after TMZ broke the news that Bob Saget had died, the Orange County Sheriff's Office confirmed it on Twitter

"Earlier today, deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for a call about an unresponsive man in a hotel room. The man was identified as Robert Saget [and was] pronounced deceased on scene," the statement read. 

The sheriff's department also confirmed that there were no signs of foul play or drug use found in Saget's hotel room.

In a lengthier statement to TMZ, the Orange County Sheriff's Office made it clear that the comedian's cause of death would be determined by the local medical examiner. 

It is presumed that Saget's body will undergo an autopsy and a toxicology report, the latter of which can take four to six weeks for results, according to WebMD.

Saget is survived by his wife, Kelly Rizzo, and his three daughters, Aubrey, Lara, and Jennifer.

Hollywood is in mourning over the loss of Bob Saget

The death of beloved comedian Bob Saget is being keenly felt across Hollywood, where he carved out a lengthy career on the small screen. 

Per The Guardian, several big-name comedians paid their respects as the sad news was confirmed, including former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart, who described Saget as "just the nicest and funniest" guy. 

Fellow comedian Drew Carey admitted that "this one hurts," going on to explain how the "Full House" star had been an incredible support throughout his career as well as a mentor. Comedian Kathy Griffin stated, "You couldn't find a nicer or sharper wit than Bob Saget. Shocked and devastated." 

"SNL" star Pete Davidson, meanwhile, shared an important message about mental health in the process of paying his respects. 

Elsewhere, the high-profile likes of Whoopi Goldberg and "Seinfeld" star Jason Alexander paid tribute to Saget's "huge heart and abject lunacy" alongside the comedian's kindness and caring nature, respectively. 

Naturally, his "Full House" colleagues took the news incredibly hard, with John Stamos, who played Saget's onscreen brother-in-law, describing himself as "broken," "gutted," and "in complete and utter shock." 

Actor Kat Dennings, who played his daughter on another hit sitcom, "Raising Dad," similarly admitted that she couldn't believe he was gone, calling Saget "the loveliest man." 

The comedian had previously expressed his own shock over the untimely death of his comedian buddy Norm Macdonald when he passed in 2021. The beloved stars were around the same age, too.

Bob Saget discussed death while paying tribute to Betty White

Bob Saget just recently talked about the nature of death while honoring the late Betty White, another iconic comedian who passed away just nine days before him, per Fox News

"She always said the love of her life was her husband, Allen Ludden, who she lost in 1981," Saget wrote on Instagram. "Well, if things work out by Betty's design — in the afterlife, they are reunited." 

He added: "I don't know what happens when we die, but if Betty says you get to be with the love of your life, then I happily defer to Betty on this." Echoing some of the posts that would later be written about him, the "Full House" star described White as "smart, kind, hilarious, sincere, and so full of love."

Saget was happily married to Kelly Rizzo at the time of his death and had three daughters with previous wife Sherri Kramer, per Page Six. The beloved comedian's family members acknowledged in a joint statement that they were "devastated" by his sudden death. 

"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 Saget family concluded their statement by requesting privacy while also inviting fans "to join us in remembering the love and laughter that Bob brought to the world."