“We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today. 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,” Bob Saget’s wife Kelly Rizzo shared, in a statement to Page Six.
“My whole heart. Bob was my absolute everything,” Rizzo shared in a statement with People magazine. “I am so completely shattered and in disbelief. I am so deeply touched by the outpouring of love and tribute from our friends, family, his fans and his peers.”
“When the time is right and when this news is not as raw, I look forward to sharing more of Bob with the world. Sharing how much he meant to me, all of those around him, and how much all of his fans and friends meant to him as well. Thank you for respecting my privacy at this time.”
Saget’s daughter Aubrey revealed to her private Instagram account his final text to her “Thank u. Love u. Showtime!”
It’s been reported that Saget’s cause of death is still unknown, however, those close to the Saget family have shared with multiple outlets that Saget passed in his sleep.
“The cause and manner of death are pending further studies and investigation. At this time, there is no evidence of drug use or foul play.” said a spokesperson for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
“Our condolences go out to Mr Saget’s loved ones during this difficult time.”
Other celebrities have left tributes to Saget on social media:
Beautiful Bob Saget passed away today at 65. He had a big, big heart and a wonderfully warped comic mind. He gave the world a lot of joy and lived his life for goodness’ sake. :’^} pic.twitter.com/QVSITsfaVj
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) January 10, 2022
Still in shock. I just spoke with Bob a few days ago. We stayed on the phone as usual making each other laugh. RIP to friend, comedian & fellow Aristocrat Bob Saget. pic.twitter.com/TDKT8JoULq
— Gilbert Gottfried (@RealGilbert) January 10, 2022
Our thoughts are with Saget’s family and friends, as they mourn their ‘beloved Bob’.
Reportedly, the Full House star was found dead in a hotel room on the night of January 9, 2022, at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida.
BREAKING NEWS: TMZ reported on Sunday that actor and comedian Bob Saget has died in Orlando. In the story, TMZ said Saget was found dead inside a hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando.https://t.co/asBWyUeV2W
— FOX 35 Orlando (@fox35orlando) January 10, 2022
BREAKING: @TMZ confirms comedian and actor Bob Saget has died at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando. There are several Orange County Sheriff’s deputies outside of the hotel right now. Working to learn the cause of death. @fox35orlando pic.twitter.com/lJLz9qDoCA
— Stephanie Buffamonte FOX 35 (@StephBuffamonte) January 10, 2022
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene, and have released a tweet.
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 & pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case. #BobSaget pic.twitter.com/aB1UKiOlmi
— Orange County Sheriff’s Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) January 10, 2022
At this stage, Sgaet’s cause of death has not been released, but it is expected that this will be determined by officials in the coming days.
Saget was in Orlando as part of his comedy and music I Don’t Do Negative Tour.
Loving beyond words being on tour —And doing an all new show of standup and music. Hope to see you out there. More dates being added continually as we go further into 2022… For tickets, go to: https://t.co/nqJyTi0Dbk pic.twitter.com/ECSOpGt1K0
— bob saget (@bobsaget) December 9, 2021
More to come as this sad story unfolds…