According to Biography, Bob Saget, a Philadelphia native, considered a career in medicine before deciding on film school. However, he dropped out days later and ultimately pursued standup comedy. He landed small parts, but his luck would change in 1987 when he joined CBS’ “The Morning Program.” Considered “raunchy” for the time, Saget would go on to become a ’90s icon for his “wholesome” TV shows including “Full House” and, later, “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (via Vulture). Enjoying a bountiful decades-long career, Saget started 2022 by going on his “I Don’t Do Negative” tour (per Yahoo).
Entertainment Tonight reports that on January 9, the 65-year-old comedian was found dead in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida. Only the night before, Saget had performed a two-hour set at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall near Jacksonville. Per ABC7, drugs and foul play were not a factor. Although his cause of death is currently unknown, it’s been revealed that Saget had recently recovered from COVID-19. He is survived by his wife, Kelly Rizzo, and his three daughters, Aubrey, Lara, and Jennifer.