Bob Saget: US actor and comedian found dead aged 65

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    elebrities have expressed their shock and sadness over the sudden death of US actor and comedian Bob Saget.

    The 65-year-old, who was best known for starring in the sitcom Full House, was pronounced dead in his hotel room in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday.

    The star’s exact cause of death remains unclear.

    Meanwhile, British comedian and Great British Bake Off presenter Matt Lucas called Saget a “magnificently naughty comedian”.

    “In terrible shock of the horrible news of Bob Saget’s sudden passing,” Lucas tweeted.

    “He was a warm, kind, humble man and a magnificently naughty comedian, always treading the line so deftly. He will be greatly missed.”

    In a follow-up post Lucas added: “Bob Saget was a powerhouse comedian who would make your sides hurt but he was so humble and unassuming about it.

    “He was so gracious to others and so excited and inspired by up-and-coming comedians. He really set a great example of how to be generous and encouraging to newcomers.”

    US TV host and actor Whoopi Goldberg wrote: “Sail on my friend Bob Saget with your huge heart and abject lunacy.

    “My condolences to his daughters & other family.”

    Star Trek actor George Takei said that “America’s Dad” Bob Saget, had been a “regular presence” in his household.

    “Deeply saddened to learn of the untimely passing of comedian Bob Saget,” he said.

    “Beloved by millions as America’s Dad, he was a regular presence in our living rooms, bringing to us the funniest videos and countless belly laughs.

    “Gone too soon, like so many of the brightest souls”.

    US actor Seth Green wrote: “Damn it @bobsaget you left your body.

    “I’ll forever celebrate your genius, your giant heart, and joy for life.

    “Thank you for helping me through the inevitable sadness of life with comedy.“At least now you can hang with Rodney & Don again. Love you forever.”

    Comedy veteran Steve Martin responded to the news of Saget’s death by saying it was a “sad day for [the] comedy world”.

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