America’s TV Dad Passes

Amanda Grossman, Opinon Editor

Unfortunately in recent events, Bob Saget has died at the age of 65. He was best known among teens as Danny Tanner on “Full House” and “Fuller House,” but was also a stand up comedian and the original host of “AFV.” Saget was in Orlando, Florida, performing for his tour “I Don’t Do Negativity Comedy Tour.” His last show was mere hours before his death. Saget was found unresponsive in his hotel room after his wife grew concerned she hadn’t heard from him, and he was supposed to be heading home. While his cause of death remains unknown, police are saying no drugs or foul play appear to have been involved. 


Let’s take a look back on his life and career: Bob Saget was born on May 17, 1956, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Initially, he wanted to go into medicine, but at Temple University, he explored his love for film. In 1987, Saget joined CBS’s “The Morning Program” to add some comedy to the show, but was let go soon after. However, things ended up working out for him because after that, he was casted as Danny Tanner in “Full House.” He even reprised his role in the Netflix original series “Fuller House.” While filming “Full House,” Saget started hosting “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” He hosted the shows from 1990-1997. After “Full House,” Saget returned to doing stand up comedy, trying to distinguish himself from the tv dad role he played for so long. He also did various other projects and shows, but we would be here all day listing them all. 


As you can see, Bob Saget was a major part of the 90’s entertainment industry. He had a huge impact on society, and he will be greatly missed.