The actor-comedian, known for his role as single dad Danny Tanner on the sitcom “Full House” and as the wisecracking host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” died while on a stand-up tour. He was 65.
Deputies in Orange County, Florida, were called Sunday about an “unresponsive man” in a hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando and found Saget dead, according to a sheriff’s statement on Twitter. Detectives found “no signs of foul play or drug use in this case.”
Angus recently took to Instagram and wrote a sweet tribute following the star’s death. She penned it alongside a throwback snap of her and Saget.
“You can get lucky to have good people come into your life to help shape who you become,” captioned the 46-year-old. “To make you better, for your next chapter, a better friend, wife, mother. Bob did that. May angels be near you old friend and may they be laughing.”
“My thoughts to his wife, children, friends, family and their broken hearts,” Angus added.
Angus also shared several more photos of her and Saget on her Instagram Story. One of them also featured his “Full House” co-star Dave Coulier.
“I dated some big jerks in my 20’s. He was not one of them. A good man. Gone to [sic] soon,” she wrote on one slide.
“You honor and remember those that were kind and good to you,” Angus added in another. “A big reminder just how god damn fast and quick life goes.”
“A kind soul, young at heart, could make everyone laugh and one of the best friends you could have, he was loved and adored by anyone who met him,” she wrote in another picture.
The former couple dated following Saget’s split from his ex-wife Sherri Kramer in 1997. He and Kramer shared three daughters – Aubrey, 34, Lara, 32, and Jennifer, 29.
On one Story post, Angus revealed that it was her husband of 14 years, Gregor, who told her that Saget had passed away.
“When he was leaving for work he said – ‘I get it, he was a big part of your life in your 20’s, it’s very sad – have a cry,’” she recalled. “And I said, ‘but, would you ever cry over any of your ex’s?’ He said ‘no, never, but I know Bob was different.’”
“He walked out the door and I had a cry, maybe even more than one because it’s just so damn sad,” Angus admitted. “And it’s OK to be sad about an ex passing, especially if they weren’t an a—hole, that’s something to celebrate. RIP Bob, thank you for never being an a—hole to me in my 20’s.”
Saget went on to marry Eat Travel Rock blogger Kelly Rizzo in 2018. They were together until his death.
On Monday, the 42-year-old issued a statement to Fox News about losing her spouse so suddenly.
“My whole heart. Bob was my absolute everything,” Rizzo wrote. “I am so completely shattered and in disbelief. I am so deeply touched by the outpouring of love and tribute from our friends, family, his fans and his peers.”
“When the time is right and when this news is not as raw, I look forward to sharing more of Bob with the world,” the statement continued. “Sharing how much he meant to me, all of those around him, and how much all of his fans and friends meant to him as well. Thank you for respecting my privacy at this time.”
At the time of his death, Saget was in Florida as part of his “I Don’t Do Negative Comedy Tour.” After warm audience receptions to his gigs Friday in Orlando and Saturday in the Ponte Vedra Beach resort area, he celebrated online.
“I’m back in comedy like I was when I was 26. I guess I’m finding my new voice and loving every moment of it,” Saget posted Saturday on Instagram.
Saget starred as the squeaky clean patriarch in “Full House” from 1987 until 1995. He reprised his role for the Netflix reboot “Fuller House,” which ran from 2016 until 2020. He was also heard as the narrator on “How I Met Your Mother,” which aired for nine seasons on CBS.
In early 2020, Saget was preparing for the start of his comedy tour when the pandemic put it on hold. He turned his energies to a podcast, “Bob Saget’s Here For You,” which gave fans an open mic to comment and ask him questions.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.