Bob Saget Tragic Cause Of Death Revealed: Not A Heart Attack

By Dave Basner

February 10, 2022

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It's been a month since the world lost Bob Saget, and now, his family has revealed his cause of death, and it is not a heart attack as originally thought. According to CNN, Saget's family released a statement that says the comedian passed away from head trauma after hitting his head. While authorities are unsure of what object he hit - perhaps the headboard on the bed - there was a bruise on the back of his head that lead them to this conclusion. Investigators believe Bob was unaware of how bad the injury was and went to sleep. He died in his slumber from a brain bleed.

As for any narcotics or alcohol, the toxicology report came back and showed his system was clear of them.

The Full House star was found dead at the Ritz Carlton in Orlando last month.

His family said in their statement that they 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." The statement concludes, "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."

The "Fuller House," 65, had been on comedy tour at the time of his death.

Speculation had swirled around the state of his health as Saget had said he had Covid-19 in December.

His widow, Kelly Rizzo, told "Good Morning America" during an interview last month that her husband appeared to be in good health prior to his death and that his having Covid in December "was not anything serious."

An autopsy was completed on Saget by the Orange County Medical Examiner in Florida the day after he died.

"At this time, there is no evidence of drug use or foul play," Chief Medical Examiner Joshua Stephany said in a statement to CNN at the time. "The cause and manner of death are pending further studies and investigation which may take up to 10-12 weeks to complete."

The Orange County Sheriff's Office released a death investigation report, obtained by CNN, which stated they found no signs of foul play in the "orderly" hotel room.

Saget had been expected to check out of the Ritz-Carlton on Sunday morning and his family members contacted hotel security when they were unable to reach the star, according to the report.

"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 family's statement added.

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