Bob Saget’s cause of death was “accidental” and “the consequence of blunt head trauma,” the Florida medical examiner stated in a statement, confirming what his family reported Wednesday.
Dr. Joshua Stephany, the chief medical examiner for Orange and Osceola counties, opined that Mr. Saget’s death was caused by traumatic head trauma. His injuries were probably the result of an unwitnessed fall. A toxicological examination did not identify any illegal substances or poisons. Accidental causes of death are to blame. Here is the complete ME statement.
Additionally, Stephany verified that a toxicology report “did not detect any illegal substances or poisons.”
The family of Bob Saget has published a statement announcing that he died from head trauma.
The family’s statement is as follows:
“In the weeks after Bob’s loss, we have been incredibly comforted by the amazing outpouring of affection from Bob’s admirers, for which we will be eternally thankful.
“Now that we have the final results of the inquiry by the authorities, we believed it was only appropriate for the fans to hear them straight from us.”
Loved tonight’s show @PV_ConcertHall in Jacksonville. Appreciative audience. Thanks again to @RealTimWilkins for opening. I had no idea I did a 2 hr set tonight. I’m happily addicted again to this shit. Check https://t.co/nqJyTiiezU for my dates in 2022. pic.twitter.com/pEgFuXxLd3
— bob saget (@bobsaget) January 9, 2022
“According to the authorities, Bob died from head trauma. They have determined that he banged the back of his head on something by mistake, ignored it, and went to sleep. There were no drugs or alcohol involved.
“As we continue to mourn together, we want everyone to remember the love and happiness that Bob brought into the world, as well as the lessons he taught us all: to be nice to everyone, to let your loved ones know you love them, and to confront difficult times with hugs and laughing.”
The Family Saget
Saget was discovered lifeless in a Ritz-Carlton Orlando hotel on January 9, according to local authorities. The previous evening, he had played at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall in Palm Valley, Florida, and even tweeted his thanks to his followers.
Saget was best recognized for his role as Danny Tanner on the ABC comedy Full House, which aired from 1987 to 1995 and became a top 10 show. Five seasons of the Netflix sequel Fuller House aired with him reprising his role. Saget, whose stand-up was as dark as anybody else’s, also hosted America’s Funniest Home Videos on Saget from 1989 to 1997, while appearing on Full House. He returned to AFV in 2009 to co-host the 20th anniversary special alongside Tom Bergeron.
He is survived by his wife, Kelly Rizzo, as well as his daughters Aubrey Saget, Jennifer Belle Saget, and Lara Melanie Saget, as well as his ex-wife, Sherri Kramer.