Saget was found unresponsive and was declared dead on site, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s office. No cause of death has been confirmed at this time, but officials say there was no sign of drug use or foul play.
Saget became a staple in American households, earning the nickname “America’s dad” both as Danny Danner on the sitcom Full House, which aired from 1987-1995, and as the host of America’s Funniest Home Videos from 1989-1997.
Following the news of his death, many celebrities paid tribute to Bob Saget, who was universally beloved in the stand-up comedy world and in Hollywood. Many of his Full House costars honored Saget, including John Stamos, Dave Coulier, and the Olsen twins, as well as many comedians, including Billy Crystal, Jim Carrey, and Whoopi Goldberg.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
“Bob was the most loving, compassionate, and generous man,” the Olsen twins said in a statement to E! News. “We are deeply saddened that he is no longer with us but know that he will continue to be by our side to guide us as gracefully as he always has. We are thinking of his daughters, wife, and family, and are sending our condolences.”
Candace Cameron Bure
“I love you sooooo much. I don’t want to say goodbye 💔. 35 years wasn’t long enough.”
“I’m speechless. Bob Saget was the best. So kind. I was his TV daughter for one season and he was generous, protective, caring and wonderful. He talked about his kids constantly. Rest In Peace ♥️”
“I know that people lose loved ones, good people, every day. No one gets a pass. But the loss of Bob Saget hits deep. If you didn’t know him, he was kind and dear and cared about people deeply. He was the definition of ‘a good egg.’ Too soon he leaves.”