Bob Saget cause of death revealed to be head trauma

The 65-year-old star of “Full House” and “America’s Funniest Home Video” was found unresponsive in his room at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando on Jan. 9.

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Comedian Bob Saget was found dead Jan. 9 in his Florida hotel room.

Comedian Bob Saget was found dead Jan. 9 in his Florida hotel room.

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Comedian and actor Bob Saget, who was found dead in his Florida hotel room last month, died from head trauma, according to a statement released Wednesday by his family.

The statement, made available to media outlets, read in part: “Now that we have the final conclusions from the authorities’ investigation, we felt it only proper that the fans hear those conclusions directly from us.

“The authorities have determined that Bob passed from head trauma. They have concluded that he accidentally hit the back of his head on something, thought nothing of it and went to sleep. No drugs or alcohol were involved.”

A toxicology analysis didn’t show any illicit drugs or toxins in Saget’s body, according to a statement from Medical Examiner Joshua Stephany in Orlando.

An autopsy report released Thursday showed that Saget had an abrasion on his scalp, a fracture at the base of his skull, fractures around his eye sockets, bleeding between the brain and tissue covering the brain as well as bruises to the brain. Saget was positive for COVID-19 but had no inflammation in his respiratory system, according to the report.

“His injuries were most likely incurred from an unwitnessed fall,” the statement said. “The manner of death is accident.”

The 65-year-old star of “Full House” and “America’s Funniest Home Video” was found unresponsive in his room at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, on Jan. 9. Detectives from the Orange County (Florida) sheriff’s office at the time reported that no signs of foul play or drug use had been found.

Saget had returned to the hotel after performing a two-hour stand-up set in Jacksonville, Florida, the night before.

Wednesday’s statement went on to say, “As we continue to mourn together, we ask everyone to remember the love and laughter that Bob brought to this world, and the lessons he taught us all. To be kind to everyone, to let the people you love know you love them, and to face difficult times with hugs and laughter.”

Contributing; Associated Press

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