Bob Saget’s Cause Of Death Released
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Bob Saget, who was found dead in his Orlando, Florida hotel room on January 9, died of head trauma after accidentally hitting his head according to his family.
The stand-up comedian and actor best known for playing “America’s Dad” Danny Tanner on Full House and hosting America’s Funniest Home Videos was found unresponsive in a hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lake. At the age of 65, he was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
On January 10, the Orange County chief medical examiner in charge of investigating the death said an autopsy indicated no evidence of drug use or foul play.
The statement from Joshua Stephany, Chief Medical Examiner of Orange and Osceola counties read:
“In consideration of the circumstances surrounding the death and after examination of the body, toxicology analysis, histology, and a respiratory pathogen panel, it is my opinion that the death of Mr. Saget, was the result of blunt head trauma.
“His injuries were most likely incurred from an unwitnessed fall. A toxicology analysis did not reveal any illicit drugs or toxins. The manner of death is accident. Our condolences go out to Mr. Saget’s loved ones during this difficult time.”
The statement sent by Saget’s longtime publicist Michael O’Brien said:
“No drugs or alcohol were involved.
“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.”
Saget’s family added:
“In the weeks since Bob’s passing, we have been overwhelmed with the incredible outpouring of love from Bob’s fans, which has been a great comfort to us and for which we are eternally grateful.
“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.”
Saget successfully completed his comedy show from his “I Don’t Do Negative” tour in nearby Jacksonville the day he died. His final Instagram post read:
“I loved tonight’s show. Very appreciative and fun audiences. I had no idea I did a two hour set tonight. I’m back in comedy like I was when I was 26. I guess I’m finding my new voice and loving every moment of it.”