Comedian Bob Saget, the star of TV’s “Full House” and host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” has died. He was 65.
Saget, who was best known for his role as widowed father Danny Tanner in ABC’s “Full House,” was found unresponsive in his hotel room at The Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida, at about 4 p.m. Sunday, police said. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office told USA TODAY in a statement that detectives have found “no signs of foul play or drug use in this case.” The Medical Examiner’s Office will ultimately determine the cause of death.
Saget’s family confirmed his death in a statement provided to USA TODAY.
“We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today,” the statement said. “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.
“Though we ask for privacy at this time, we invite you to join us in remembering the love and laughter that Bob brought to the world.”
Husband John Travolta shared the news on his Instagram account Sunday:
“It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my beautiful wife Kelly has lost her two-year battle with breast cancer. She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many. My family and I will forever be grateful to her doctors and nurses at MD Anderson Cancer Center, all the medical centers that have helped, as well as her many friends and loved ones who have been by her side. Kelly’s love and life will always be remembered. I will be taking some time to be there for my children who have lost their mother, so forgive me in advance if you don’t hear from us for a while. But please know that I will feel your outpouring of love in the weeks and months ahead as we heal.
A family representative told People magazine that the actress passed away on the morning of July 12, “following a two-year battle with breast cancer.”
The representative told People:
“Choosing to keep her fight private, she had been undergoing medical treatment for some time, supported by her closest family and friends. She was a bright, beautiful and loving soul who cared deeply about others and who brought life to everything she touched. Her family asks for your understanding of their need for privacy at this time.”
Preston is survived by Travolta, her husband of nearly 30 years, their daughter Ella, 20, and 9-year-old son Benjamin. Their son Jett died in January 2009.