On January 9, 2022, actor and comedian Bob Saget was found dead in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando. Saget was found when his family requested a welfare check after being unable to reach him. According to reports, Saget was found in his bed with his arm across his chest. No drug use or foul play was suspected at the time, and the family later revealed that Saget’s death had been caused by blunt force trauma.
Saget’s unexpected cause of death left many fans reeling. They — along with some in the medical community — wondered how the actor could have suffered such damage, including a skull fracture and bleeding on the brain. Following the release of the autopsy results, Saget’s family filed a lawsuit to prevent the public release of records regarding the investigation into the actor’s death.
Well, now, investigators who spoke to People Magazine are sharing exactly what they think happened. Per People:
Now, investigators have pieced together a theory of how Saget died.
Authorities checked the marble end tables and counters in the bathroom, but found no traces of blood or hair. Now, they believe that Saget lost consciousness in the bathroom and fell backward onto the marble floor, striking his head.
Police believe that a groggy Saget regained consciousness and stumbled into bed, where he again lost consciousness and died. His time of death was estimated to be around 4:00 am, approximately 12 hours before his body was found.
As police move towards closing the investigation into Saget’s death, those close to the actor are choosing to focus on the fond memories they had with him.
Saget’s death shined a light on the seriousness of head injuries. Actress Dana Delany (Body of Proof, Desperate Housewives) recently suffered a fall and hit her head. She posted to Twitter and told her fans that Bob Saget’s death made her feel like she should go to the hospital to check that everything was okay, and she had no serious injuries.
Thank you all for your concern. I fell down some iron stairs head first (totally sober!) & all I could think of was poor Bob Saget. So I grabbed the handrail with my face. I was afraid it was fractured but thankfully, no. The folks at St John’s emergency took great care of me.
Thank you all for your concern. I fell down some iron stairs head first (totally sober!) & all I could think of was poor Bob Saget. So I grabbed the handrail with my face. I was afraid it was fractured but thankfully, no. The folks at St John's emergency took great care of me.??
— Dana Delany (@DanaDelany) February 18, 2022
Saget’s death crushed not only those who admired his acting and comedy, but also those who worked closely with him for years. Many of Saget’s Full House costars shared their devastation at his passing on social media. Saget’s costars Dave Coulier and John Stamos — as well as singer John Mayer — were pallbearers at his funeral. Saget’s family thanked fans for their support and asked for privacy as they cope with their loss.