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Tributes poured in across social media after news broke that Bob Saget had died aged 65.
On Sunday, the US actor and comedian, best known for playing Danny Tanner in the sitcom Full House, was pronounced dead in his hotel room in Orlando, Florida. His cause of death remains unclear.
Jim Carrey, George Takei and Whoopi Goldberg were among many who left touching tributes for the star.
Great British Bake Off presenter and comedian Matt Lucas called Saget “a magnificently naughty comedian.”
“Bob Saget was a powerhouse comedian who would make your sides hurt, but he was so humble and unassuming about it,” Lucas added in a follow-up tweet.
“He was so gracious to others and so excited and inspired by up-and-coming comedians. He really set a great example of how to be generous and encouraging to newcomers.”
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Star Trek actor George Takei said Saget was “gone too soon, like so many of the brightest souls”, while Whoopi Goldberg sent her condolences to the actor’s family.
Deeply saddened to learn of the untimely passing of comedian Bob Saget. Beloved by millions as America’s Dad, he wa… https://t.co/GiE0sWCetd — George Takei (@George Takei)
Sail on my friend Bob Saget With your huge heart and abject lunacy,my condolences to his daughters & other family — Whoopi Goldberg (@Whoopi Goldberg)
I am broken. I am gutted. I am in complete and utter shock. I will never ever have another friend like him. I love you so much Bobby. — John Stamos (@John Stamos)
@washingtonpost Sad day for comedy world. — Steve Martin (@Steve Martin)
Terribly sad news great friend, great comedian and wonderful man Bob Saget passed. Hit me hard. Prayers and my open… https://t.co/SCUICrMqTQ — Tim Allen (@Tim Allen)
Super sad about Bob Saget passing away. Saw him perform in November and he looked great. Sweet man. R.I.P. — eddie pepitone (@eddie pepitone)
Actor Seth Green thanked Saget for “helping [him] through the inevitable sadness of life with comedy.”
Damn it @bobsaget you left your body
I’ll forever celebrate your genius, your giant heart, and joy for life.
Thank… https://t.co/b54WYcQC4K — Seth Green (@Seth Green)
So sad about Bob Saget. Rest In Peace. — Danny DeVito (@Danny DeVito)
Fans also flocked to the platform to share their messages of support and condolences for the “.
On this sad day, we pay tribute to Bob Saget with arguably the greatest comedy cameo of all time.. #bobsaget https://t.co/aIg0h9Se8F — Kilminster_9 (@Kilminster_9)
Incredibly sad to hear of the passing of Bob Saget. — Nickandmore! (@Nickandmore!)
2021 ends with a sad report on the death of Betty White, now 2022 starts with a sad report on the death of Bob Saget. R.I.P. #RIPBobSaget — Matthew Davis (@Matthew Davis)
I'm so sad about Bob Saget. RIP, oh, funny man, who filled my young self with so many laughs. #FullHouse… https://t.co/VL0NjutpPW — Ashtonion⌛Linda⌛ (@Ashtonion⌛Linda⌛)
Man Bob Saget passing is sad. He gave us good tv/content for years especially this gem from Dumb and Dumber. https://t.co/PS2oxOhC68 — Gregory Bell II (@Gregory Bell II)
Bob Saget will always be a dancing legend.
Sad Day 😞 https://t.co/npEZHZSzMp — Everything 80s (@Everything 80s)
The star had just started his 2022 stand up tour and had earlier tweeted about his show in Jacksonville.
“Loved tonight’s show @PV_ConcertHall in Jacksonville. Appreciative audience,” he said on January 9.
“Thanks again to @RealTimWilkins for opening.
“I had no idea I did a 2 hr set tonight. I’m happily addicted again to this s**t.”
Loved tonight’s show @PV_ConcertHall in Jacksonville. Appreciative audience. Thanks again to @RealTimWilkins for op… https://t.co/whqAfDLO9T — bob saget (@bob saget)
Officers from Orange County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the news of Saget’s death early on Monday.
In a short statement posted to Twitter, they added that there were no signs of foul play or drug use.
“Earlier today, deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for a call about an unresponsive man in a hotel room,” Orange County Sheriff’s Office said.
“The man was identified as Robert Saget & pronounced deceased on scene.”