February 10, 2022
Bob Saget’s cause of death has been revealed nearly a month after the star’s tragic death.
The “Full House” alum died from head trauma, according to a statement from Saget’s family.
“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,” the family said. “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.”
Per the statement, citing authorities, Saget “accidentally hit the back of his head on something, thought nothing of it and went to sleep.”
The statement said that “no drugs or alcohol were involved.”
“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 statement concluded.
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. 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.
After the news broke of his death back in December, support poured in from many of his co-stars on the hit show Full House.
Saget’s longtime “Full House” co-star John Stamos said he was “gutted” by the news.
“I am broken. I am gutted. I am in complete and utter shock. I will never ever have another friend like him,” Stamos wrote Sunday. “I love you so much Bobby.”
Candace Cameron Bure, who played Saget’s on-screen daughter DJ Tanner, shared a similar tweet expressing her shock and sadness at losing a member of her TV family.
“I don’t know what to say,” she wrote along with a broken heart emoji. “I have no words. Bob was one of the best humans beings I’ve ever known in my life. I loved him so much.”
Mary-Kate and Ashely Olsen, who together played the tanner family’s youngest daughter, Michelle, issued a joint statement to Fox News Digital about their on-screen dad’s death as well.
“Bob was the most loving, compassionate and generous man,” the statement from the Olsen twins reads. “We are deeply saddened that he is no longer with us but know that he will continue to be by our side to guide us as gracefully as he always has. We are thinking of his daughters, wife, and family and are sending our condolences.”
Scott Weinger, who played Steve Hale, took to Twitter to write: “Bob Saget was more than a friend. He was a big brother to me. Nobody ever made me laugh harder, the kind of laughter where your ribs are sore the next day. He was also a wonderful human being who never missed a chance to say “I love you” to the people he cared about.”