The late Bob Saget would have turned 66 today. The famous Hollywood comedian, actor, and TV host made people laugh, but tragedies marked his life.
Bob Saget had a taste of true success when he bagged his acting stint on "Full House," where he played the role of an iconic father before doing voice-overs on "How I Met Your Mother."
Saget became the first host of "America's Funniest Home Videos" in 1989 and directed "Dirty Work" in 1998, and his impact on the industry was far-reaching.
Bob Saget at the premiere of "Untitled: Dave Chappelle Documentary" at the Tribeca Festival on June 19, 2021 | Source: Getty Images
On May 17, 2022, the comedian, who would have turned 66, paid tribute to his late sister Gay hours before his death broke on January 9, 2022. He revealed that she was one of the most influential people in his life. Were his sister alive, January 9, 2022 would have been her 75th birthday.
The actor, who returned to the stage in January 2022, took to his social media to announce that he was excited and loved being back in the limelight. Unfortunately, he passed away less than 24 hours after his post, and his fans would surely miss him.
WHAT HAPPENED TO BOB SAGET'S SISTERS?
Saget lost two of his sisters nine years apart due to natural causes. His sister, Andrea, died in 1985 after she suffered a brain aneurysm at 35, and he lost his other sister, Gay, in 1994, to the autoimmune disease, scleroderma, at 47.
He knew he would work for the rest of his life to help those affected.
Saget recalled that Gay had to live with their parents because she needed help. Unfortunately, the comedian also lost his parents, Benjamin and Dolly, in 2007 and 2014.
HOW BOB SAGET USED COMEDY TO FIND A CURE FOR SCLERODERMA
Three years before his sister was diagnosed with scleroderma, Saget revealed that he received a cold call from Sharon Monsky, founder and then-CEO of the Scleroderma Research Foundation (SRF), to perform a stand-up at a benefit.
He knew nothing about the disease, but he used humor to help raise funds for the research dedicated to finding a cure for it. He hosted the benefit tagged "Cool Comedy-Hot Cuisine" over 30 times.
In 1996, Saget directed the television movie, "For Hope," to tell the story of the events that directly affected his family. After Monsky died, he became a board member at SRF and knew he would work for the rest of his life to help those affected.
WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO BOB SAGET? HERE'S WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT HIS FINAL HOURS
After his last stage show on January 8, 2022, Saget went back to his Orlando hotel room, and when he did not check out the next day, the hotel security officer had to call maintenance to open his room door.
They found him on his hotel bed, and an initial examination before an autopsy showed minor bruises and slight swelling in the corner of his left eye. However, there were no drugs and alcohol involved.
In the incident report by the Orange County Sheriff's Office in Orlando, the Chief Medical Examiner, Joshua Stephany, revealed that Saget took a fall and hit his head, hence the fractures.
However, he further stated that Saget would have been stunned, experienced dizziness, and if people had been with him when it happened, they would have noticed signs of "confusion, balance, and/or slurred speech."