US comedian Bob Saget has died aged 65

United States comedian Bob Saget, who rose to fame in the 1980s and 1990s for starring in the sitcom Full House, has died at the age of 65.

Saget was found unresponsive in his room at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, on Sunday, according to police.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A statement from the Orange County sheriff’s office on Twitter said there were “no signs of foul play or drug use in this case”, although a cause of death was still being determined.

Saget’s family, in a statement published in People magazine on Sunday, said “we are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today”.

“He was everything to us and we want you to know how much he loved his fans, performing live and bringing people from all walks of life together with laughter.”

Saget, who gained the reputation of “America’s dad” after rising to international prominence for his Full House role of Danny Tanner, a widowed father raising girls living San Francisco, had done a stand-up comedy show in Jacksonville, Florida, the night before his body was found.

Beyond the iconic situational comedy, Saget also hosted Americas Funniest Home Videos and was the narrator in the CBS hit show How I Met Your Mother.

Saget was also known for his edgy stand-up comedy.