Murió actor Bob Saget

LOS ÁNGELES.-El actor estadounidense Bob Saget, muy conocido por interpretar al padre de la comedia televisiva «Full House» (1987-1995), falleció este domingo a los 65 años.

Saget (Filadelfia, EE.UU., 1956) murió en un hotel de Orlando (EE.UU.) donde fue encontrado sin vida por las autoridades, señaló la oficina del sheriff del condado de Orange en Florida.

Todavía no se sabe la causa de su fallecimiento, pero la oficina del sheriff de ese condado aclaró que no había señales de que se tratara de una muerte violenta y tampoco se encontraron drogas en el lugar.

Saget había actuado la noche anterior en el auditorio Ponte Vedra Concert Hall (Jacksonville, EE.UU.) como parte de su gira de monólogos.

Después de ese espectáculo de comedia, el actor publicó un mensaje en Twitter con una foto suya en la que decía que le había encantado su show de esa noche y en el que daba las gracias a su público.

Con una larga trayectoria dedicada al humor, Saget fue muy popular por su papel del padre viudo Danny Tanner en la gran familia televisiva de «Full House».

En el reparto de esta famosa serie de comedia también aparecían otros intérpretes como John Stamos, Lori Loughlin y las hermanas Ashley Olsen y Mary-Kate Olsen (se alternaban dando vida a la hija más pequeña de la casa).

Tras los casi 200 episodios de «Full House», Saget también participó como Danny Tanner en la serie de Netflix que le dio continuidad, «Fuller House» (2016-2020).

En Estados Unidos, Saget fue asimismo muy conocido por ser el presentador del programa televisivo de humor «America’s Funniest Home Videos» entre 1989 y 1997.

Además, Saget tuvo una larga trayectoria como monologuista y cómico que le llevo a recorrer el país con sus espectáculos.

En la pequeña pantalla también fue la voz en el futuro de Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor en la pantalla) que narraba la popular comedia «How I Met Your Mother» (2005-2014).

Detrás de las cámaras, Saget fue director de varias películas de humor como «Dirty Work» (1998), el falso documental «Farce of the Penguins» (2006) o «Benjamin» (2019).

Numerosas figuras del cine y la televisión compartieron en las redes sociales su dolor por el fallecimiento del actor.

«Estoy destrozado. Estoy destruido. Estoy en completo y total shock. Nunca tendré un amigo como él. Te quiero mucho, Bobby», escribió en Twitter John Stamos sobre quien fue su compañero en «Full House».

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Actor and comedian Bob Saget dies at 65

Actor, comedian and director Bob Saget has died at age 65.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Florida said deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando on Sunday after an unresponsive man was found 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,” the sheriff’s office said. Saget was on tour and had done a show near Jacksonville a day earlier.

Saget was a prominent presence on American television screens throughout the 1990s as the father Danny Tanner on Full House and the host of America’s Funniest Home Videos.

He was also the narrator on the show How I Met Your Mother from 2005 to 2014 and reprised the Danny Tanner role on the Netflix reboot Fuller House between 2016 and 2020. And Saget often played himself or parodies of himself in one-time or recurring roles in TV shows and movies.

Tributes poured in on social media from Saget’s co-stars and friends.

“I am broken. I am gutted. I am in complete and utter shock. I will never ever have another friend like him. I love you so much Bobby,” wrote John Stamos, a Full House co-star.

TV producer Norman Lear said Saget was a close friend who “was as lovely a human as he was funny. And to my mind, he was hilarious.”

“I don’t even know what to say about Bob Saget. I loved him and was so lucky to work with someone so funny, soulful and kind,” said How I Met Your Mother co-creator Craig Thomas.

Saget also had credits as a director, with his most notable being the cult favorite movie Dirty Work from 1998 with Norm Macdonald.

His stand-up comedy was the opposite of his wholesome on-screen persona
Saget was a stand-up comedian as well, having started at age 17, he wrote in his 2014 memoir Dirty Daddy. His jokes were known to be dirty — a marked contrast to his Full House character’s loving and wholesome father persona.

“In my career I’ve had the fortune of being able to work continually in radically diverse creative worlds,” he wrote. “By day I’ve done some of the most family-friendly TV imaginable. Then, often in the same day, I’ve gone onstage in the L.A. comedy clubs and whirled off with an adolescent’s delight about my grandma’s projectile diarrhea.”

Saget’s 2014 comedy album That’s What I’m Talkin’ About was nominated for a Grammy.

Saget also advocated for people facing scleroderma, a chronic autoimmune disease. His sister, Gay Saget, died of the disease in her 40s.

In his memoir, Saget said jokes have helped him deal with tragedy. And he offered what could have been his own parting words in the book’s introduction.

“The goal of living a full life is so, at its end, you’ll have learned some things along the journey,” he wrote. “I’m nowhere near the end yet, but I’ve already had some incredible experiences. I’ve met and worked with some amazing people, I’ve lived, I’ve loved, I’ve cried … and through it all, I did it my way.” JAMES DOUBEK