Many of the talented actors and actresses in Hollywood often take on a larger than life persona, a direct byproduct of the influential work they are conducting day in and day out. Others maintain a more down to earth disposition towards life, as if they aren’t being paid millions of dollars to star in television series and films purely for our entertainment. Comedians are especially adept at this as their sense of humor allows them to see the world in a different light, often for what it really is and not blindsided by the glitz and glamor of Hollywood. One man in particular did that especially well: comedian and actor Bob Saget has enjoyed an incredibly successful career highlighted by an incredibly memorable run in the 1990’s that put his face in the homes of virtually every family across America. It is subsequently with great we great that we announce Saget’s untimely passing after being found unconscious in his Orlando, Florida hotel room.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Bob Saget began his acting career back in 1980 and would eventually earn the role he would become most famous for in 1987 when he starred in the hit sitcom Full House as father figure Danny Tanner. He would go on to star in nearly 200 episodes across eight seasons with families across the country tuning in nightly to catch Saget and company deliver countless heartwarming performances over the years. During this time he would also serve as host of another beloved program in America’s Funniest Home Videos, a gig he would hold on to from 1989 to 1997 for the series’ initial eight seasons. He continued to be an active member of Hollywood up until the time of his passing, with comedy performances scheduled throughout the state of Florida this month and Saget himself even tweeting about how excited he was to perform. His passing was certainly unexpected, with reports stating his body was discovered in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando; he was 65 years old at the time of his passing, and his memory will live on for many years to come.
If you watch television in the United States, it is virtually impossible you are unaware of the legacy that is Saget’s. A man revered equally for his personality as much as his talent, his family and peers are understandably devastated with many of them firing off tweets of their own in remembrance of Saget that don’t begin to capture the pain they are feeling at this time. They aren’t alone either, with all of us reflecting upon our favorite moments in Bob Saget’s illustrious career in his honor.