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Bob Saget
Name: Robert Lane “Bob” Saget
Born: May 17, 1956
Died: January 9, 2022
Place of death: Orlando, Florida
Occupation: Host, Actor, Comedian, Filmmaker
Years active: 1977-2022
Known for: Hosting America's Funniest Home Videos and starring in Full House

Robert Lane “Bob” Saget (born May 17, 1956, died January 9, 2022) was an American actor, stand-up comedian, television host, and filmmaker from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Although he was best known for his past roles in the family-oriented shows Full House and America's Funniest Home Videos, Saget was known outside of television for his starkly blue stand-up routine. His last starring role was in the short-lived ABC sitcom Surviving Suburbia.

Like Dave Coulier (host of America's Funniest People), he also starred in the Full House reboot (and Netflix series) Fuller House. He also hosted Videos After Dark, a spinoff of AFV intended for adults only.

Shows hosted[]

America's Funniest Home Videos (1989–1997, 2009 as guest host)
1 vs. 100 (2006–2008)
Nashville Squares (also was an announcer in 2019)
Videos After Dark

Show appeared[]

NBC's New Year's Eve Game Night (2015 special)
The Masked Singer


On January 9, 2022, after performing a stand-up comedy show in Jacksonville, Florida the previous night, Saget was found unresponsive and died in his hotel room at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Orlando, Florida. He was 65. No cause of death was immediately available at the time he died, but it was later revealed that he died from a heart attack while in his sleep, primarily caused by blunt head trauma he suffered from an accidental blow to the back of his head when he fell. He is survived by his first wife Sherri Kramer, his second wife, journalist Kelly Rizzo, and his three children. The January 9, 2022 broadcast of AFV was briefly interrupted on the East and Central Coasts by an ABC News Special Report, with Linsey Davis announcing Saget's death. On the January 16, 2022 episode, Alfonso Ribeiro gave a commemorative speech before the show started.

Commemorative Speech[]

"Hello, and welcome to AFV. As you've heard, the world lost a legend last week and AFV lost a family member. Bob Saget is synonymous with AFV to this day. And this show wouldn't have been the same without his unique sense of humor. It's been my honor to continue carrying the torch Bob so brightly lit. Take a look back at Bob being Bob. (insert various clips of Bob Saget) Bob will never forget you. And there's nothing he loved more than making people laugh. And that's exactly what we're going to do right now. Enjoy this episode of AFV." - Alfonso Ribeiro before the start of the January 16, 2022 episode commemorating Bob's death