Bob Saget Died After Hitting His Head, Family Says


Bob Saget Died After Hitting His Head, Family SaysAlamy

Bob Saget’s cause of death has been confirmed as an accidental trauma to the head, the star’s family said in a statement. 

Saget was found dead in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida on Sunday, January 9. He was 65.


In a statement following the completion of an autopsy that took place the day after his death, Chief Medical Examiner Joshua Stephany confirmed there had been ‘no evidence of drugs or foul play,’ but that the cause and manner of death was ‘pending further studies and investigation.’

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A separate death investigation report by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office first obtained by CNN stated there were no signs of foul play, and that Saget was discovered in an ‘orderly’ hotel room.

Saget’s family have since confirmed the star passed away from head trauma. ‘They [authorities] 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’, the family said in a statement.


Family members of the Full House star contacted police after failing to reach him when he was due to check out of his hotel on Sunday morning. Saget had been in Orlando performing his new stand-up show, I Don’t Do Negative, which he had been due to tour until June.

Confirming his death, his family said:

He was everything to us and we want you to know how much he loved his fans, performing live and bringing people from all walks of life together with laughter.

Though we ask for privacy at this time, we invite you to join us in remembering the love and laughter that Bob brought to the world.


In his final Instagram post, Saget spoke about how much he had been enjoying the tour, praising the audiences and telling them ‘I guess I’m finding my new voice and loving every moment of it.’

Following news of Saget’s passing, the actor’s friends and colleagues have responded with an outpouring of love and grief for the How I Met Your Mother star, including Billy Crystal, who described him as ‘a great friend and one of the funniest and sweetest people I have ever known,’ and John Stamos, who tweeted ‘I am in complete and utter shock. I will never ever have another friend like him.’

If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677

Topics: Film and TV, Now, Orlando


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