The Tragic Death of Bob Saget


Heather Stawicki

Bob Saget singing parodies for Kent State University audience.

Bob Saget, the stand-up comedian, and actor was best known for many of his roles such as Danny Tanner on “Full House,” the host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” and for his deadpan, ribald stage routines. Sadly Bob Saget died on Sunday, Jan 9, in Orlando, Florida at the age of 65.
Saget was discovered “cold to the touch” by hotel security after his family was unable to contact him and requested a wellness check, provided by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. The comedian was discovered “in a supine position on his bed,” which means his face and chest were facing up.
At 4:18 p.m, 11 minutes after the 911 call, Saget was pronounced dead at the scene. According to an Orange County Officer, nothing unusual was seen at the site. The cause was unknown, but there were no signs of foul play or drug usage. Police are also looking into Saget’s announcement on a podcast that he had recently battled Covid-19 and whether the virus produced blood clots or another negative effect that contributed to his death on Sunday.
Bob Saget’s shocking death serves as a reminder of life’s fragility as we mourn the passing of a triple-threat talent who was cool enough to let us in on the joke: that beneath his nice-guy television demeanor lurked a wickedly funny, sometimes risque stand-up comedian who viewed life through a prism of honesty and joy.
Millions of people throughout the world have been saddened by the tragedy of Bob Saget’s death. One of them was Irene Mendoza, a Canyon High School student who said “He was a brilliant actor as well as a brilliant thinker. I thought he was hilarious in Full House and was shocked when he died suddenly.” Irene was also very disappointed that he would not be a part of the “Full House” series if they opted to keep it going. His life was cut short far too soon, but his legacy will forever carry on.
The worlds of television and stand-up comedy as well as everyone who knew Bob Saget personally or professionally, are mourning this sorrowful death. While his passing is a huge loss, we’ll all be able to look back in a few years and reflect on how lovely it was that Bob Saget allowed us into various elements of his professional life.