The American stand-up comedian, actor, and television host Bob Saget ( born Robert Lane Saget), the original host of the ABC series America’s Funniest Home Videos also known for his adult-oriented stand-up comedy has died aged 65. The actor was found dead in a hotel room on Sunday at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. No cause of death was immediately available. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use. He was in Florida as part of his comedy tour and performed Saturday night at Ponte Vedra Beach. “He was everything to us and we want you to know how much he loved his fans, performing live and bringing people from all walks of life together with laughter. Though we ask for privacy at this time, we invite you to join us in remembering the love and laughter that Bob brought to the world,” his family said.
Saget worked steadily in film and television roles but became known to a new generation of sitcom fans on CBS’s “How I Met Your Mother,” acting as narrator and the voice of future Ted Mosby in the show which ran until 2014. Asked to define his humor in a 2013 interview, Saget explained, “I am basically just a nine-year-old boy that evolved.” He also hosted comedy events to raise money for the Scleroderma Research Foundation, for which he served on the board of directors. In 2020, he launched a podcast, titled “Bob Saget’s Here For You,” an interview show.