Bob Saget, the actor and comedian best known for his role as Danny Tanner on “Full House,” died on Sunday, January 9, 2022. He was 65 years old.
TMZ broke the news, reporting he passed away in Orlando, Florida where he was on tour. The outlet added that no cause of death is currently known.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department confirmed his death on Twitter. “Earlier today, deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for a call about an unresponsive man in a hotel room,” they tweeted. “The man was identified as Robert Saget & pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case. #BobSaget”
The former “America’s Funniest Home Video” host was a father, husband, son and brother. Here is what you need to know about his family.
1. Saget Was Previously Married to Sherri Kramer
Saget married his high school sweetheart, Sherri Kramer, in 1982, according to Bustle. Two years after the end of “Full House,” the former couple split in 1997.
She has largely stayed out of the spotlight. Though her name matches an inactive license with the State Bar of California.
According to IMDb, she also has a writing credit for the 1990 television special, “Bob Saget: In the Dream State.”
2. Saget Has 3 Daughters
Saget and Kramer share three daughters: Aubrey, Lara Melanie and Jennifer Belle.
In 2016, he told People, “They are the light of my life. I am a fortunate man in that all three of my daughters are exceptional. Very high beings, very smart people, very wonderful and very brilliant, very beautiful. They’re all artists.”
3. Saget Married Kelly Rizzo in 2018
Saget met his second wife, Kelly Rizzo, in 2015, according to People. The outlet reported that she is a food and travel blogger who hosted the streaming series “Eat Travel Rock.”
She told Michigan Ave magazine, “I don’t really see him as Danny Tanner. To me he’s just Bobby, my love.”
In 2018, the couple married in a Santa Monica, California ceremony. Saget marked the occasion on Instagram, writing, “Okay, so we went and did it. And d*** are we happy.”
Saget did not think love was in the cards for him after his first marriage. “I didn’t think I’d have a relationship again,” he told Closer Weekly. “I was kind of in that ‘just work, make people happy and take care of your kids until they’re 90’ mindset.”
He added, “My daughters love her!”
4. His Parents Rosalyn Saget & Benjamin Saget Welcomed the Comedian in 1956
In 1956, Rosalyn “Dolly” Saget and Benjamin Saget welcomed their son in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. According to Wavy News, he also lived in Norfolk, Virginia for more than a decade during his youth. He attended Norfolk Public Schools.
Saget’s parents were married until Benjamin died in 2007. According to his obituary, he died “from complications of congestive heart failure.” He retired as a Senior Executive of a supermarket chain.
The “Fuller House” star’s mother died in 2014 of abdominal cancer. According to her obituary, she was a retired Administrative Executive Assistant for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
5. Saget Grew Up With 2 Siblings
Saget’s sister Andrea died of an aneurysm at age 34 and his sister Gay died of scleroderma at age 47, reported CBS. The Mayo Clinic defines scleroderma as “a group of rare diseases that involve the hardening and tightening of the skin and connective tissues.”
He told the CBS in the 2017 interview, “It’s hard to make gallows humor out of something, which is what we always fall back on, which was what my dad instilled upon me. Make people feel better during this horrible time.”
According to amomama.com, his parents also lost twins at birth.