Bob Saget dead at 65

I’m 64 and have sadly lost several HS classmates in the last few years. Some of the deaths were very sudden. Heart attacks, stroke, aneurysm. Too young.

This is sad. I watched “Full House” back in the day and D and her friends loved the reruns.

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I suppose it’s natural to speculate but let’s not jump to any conclusions…cause that’s what so many whine that the media does, misleads.

I saw a statement from John Stamos
“I am broken. I am gutted. I am in complete and utter shock. I will never ever have another friend like him. I love you so much Bobby.”

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My first thoughts were heart attack or aneurysm. He may be ‘young’ at 65, but unfortunately, no matter the age, sometimes people go to bed and never wake up.

For the poster above who asked why they sometimes rule out drug use but then say tests pending, authorities rule out drug use if there are no visible signs in the room (ie…syringes, pill bottles, drug paraphernalia, etc), but the person could have had access to drugs outside of where they are found. Hence, the toxicity testing.

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And of course the nutty anti vaxxers on Facebook are speculating his death was due to his vaccine booster. :rage:

I imagine it was a heart attack. A good friend of mine is also friends and a former colleague with him and despite his blue routine, my friend tells me he has not been into drugs etc. His father died of heart disease.

It sounds like he really was a good guy and I’m amazed at how many people he affected.

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We watched a movie about sudden heart attacks that was really interesting - The Widowmaker (not the spy thriller, ha). https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3470838/

One of the key points of the movie is that there is a calcium blockage test you can take that will let you know if your arteries are blocked. NASA requires it of all their astronauts. It costs a few hundred dollars, and insurance doesn’t pay it, but my husband decided to get it. The results are on a scale of 0 to 300+. From the Mayo Clinic:

" * A score of zero means no calcium is seen in the heart. It suggests a low chance of developing a heart attack in the future.

  • When calcium is present, the higher the score, the higher your risk of heart disease.
  • A score of 100 to 300 means moderate plaque deposits. It’s associated with a relatively high risk of a heart attack or other heart disease over the next three to five years.
  • A score greater than 300 is a sign of very high to severe disease and heart attack risk."

The amount of radiation you get in the test is considered safe, about the same as you would get naturally in a year.

My husband’s score was zero. :slight_smile:

This type of heart attack can happen to anyone, even marathon runners. Our paper featured a prominent Maine runner who suffered this. It is scary.

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Famed runner Jim Fixx died of a heart attack at age 52 while running in Northern Vermont.

Jim Fixx wrote “The Complete Book of Running”.

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So sad. I loved him - especially on Full House.

This one is tough, still a fairly young man excited about his new tour . Very well liked in the business, wife and daughters that were not expecting to lose him so soon. Betty White and Sidney Poitier were sad to hear about but not unexpected.

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More details. He was supposed to check out if the hotel, and the family members could not contact him so they contacted the hotel.

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My guess- Heart attack, stroke or aneurism.

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I heard they checked on him when he failed to check out of the hotel.

Full coroner’s report on cause of death may take up to 3 months according to CNN report.

Thank you -

There are a lot of possibilities that have nothing to do with drug use or suicide. People die suddenly at even much more younger ages.

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TMZ reports that it was apparently a “sudden medical emergency.”

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The John Mayer Instagram of he and Jeff Ross picking up Bob’s Prius at LAX is very emotional. Bob Saget was certainly well loved.

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I saw some bits of that. It’s good to know that some celebrity friendships are really golden.

I wonder if John might sing at a funeral should there be one.

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Interesting remembrance by Penn Gillette . . .

I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone who prefers to remember only the Full House/America’s Funniest Video’s version of Bob Saget, but there is a 2005 movie called “The Aristocrats” that put’s Gillette’s remembrance in context.