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Bob Saget’s death prompts outpouring of grief, tributes from comedy and entertainment world

Sunday's unexpected death of comedian and actor Bob Saget prompted an outpouring of grief and...
Sunday's unexpected death of comedian and actor Bob Saget prompted an outpouring of grief and tributes from the comedy and entertainment world.(Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Published: Jan. 10, 2022 at 7:19 AM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Mourning comedians and grief-stricken former television co-stars expressed their shock and sadness over the news that Bob Saget was found dead Sunday (Jan. 9) inside a Florida hotel room.

The beloved actor-comedian was in the midst of a stand-up comedy tour, and had recently posted on social media his excitement and appreciation of enthusiastic audiences at what turned out to be his final performances in Orlando and Jacksonville.

Saget, 65, was found dead Sunday afternoon inside his room at the Orlando Ritz-Carlton hotel. According to a statement from the Orange County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office, Saget was found unresponsive and detectives found “no signs of foul play or drug use in this case.”

A sampling of the reaction to Saget’s death from the entertainment world:

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