Bob Saget’s Autopsy Report Raises Questions About Cause Of Death, Family Sues To Block Records Release

By Luigi Novi, CC BY 3.0,

Medical experts are questioning the odd findings in comedian Bob Saget’s autopsy report, which implicates “significant trauma” far more extensive than could have been caused by a slip and fall accident. 

The speculation has caused his family to file a privacy lawsuit to prevent additional records from being released to the public. The Tuesday filing claims that the autopsy report released last week was “confidential and exempt from disclosure to the public” under state law. 

Saget’s widow Kelly Rizzo and three adult daughters sued the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and a local coroner to keep further documents, photographs, and videos private, to avoid causing them “irreparable harm in the form of extreme mental pain, anguish and emotional distress.”

The family had put out a statement about Saget’s cause of death prior to the autopsy leak.  

“The authorities have determined that Bob passed from head trauma. They 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,” they commented on Feb. 6. 

The comedian’s body was found in his Ritz-Carlton hotel room in Florida on January 9, after he had performed a live show the night prior. Saget’s family had called on the hotel to perform a wellness check, after not hearing from the “Full House” star since the night before. 

Medical specialists have since weighed in on the autopsy report’s findings, and aren’t convinced that Saget’s extensive head injuries were caused by a simple fall in his hotel room. 

The former “America’s Funniest Videos” star died from bleeds on both sides of his brain and fractured his skull in both the front and back of his head. 

“It is most probable that the decedent suffered an unwitnessed fall backwards and struck the posterior of his head. The manner of death is an accident,” the coroner reported of the autopsy.  

However, medical professionals on social platforms and across the media have raised concerns about the investigation’s conclusion.

“This is not a ‘slip & fall’. This is not a minor concussion. This is MAJOR head trauma,” wrote Dr. Megan Ranney.

Neurosurgeon Dr. Gavin Britz concurred. “This is significant trauma,” he said in an interview. “This is something I find with someone with a baseball bat to the head, or who has fallen from 20 or 30 feet.”

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Michael Roland Mitchell
Michael Roland Mitchell
1 year ago

So why does his family want everything to be hush-hush??? Maybe they have something to hide! This is beginning to look like a homicide rather than an accident.

Tom Tucker
Tom Tucker
1 year ago

Are we talking murder here?