There was plenty of speculation about what caused 65-year-old “Full House” star Bob Saget to pass away last month, and his family has just disclosed the results of the investigation into his death.
“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,” his family said in a statement on Wednesday.
“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.”
Saget was found dead in his hotel room by security at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando on Jan. 9, following a live comedy show performance in Jacksonville the night before.
His family called the hotel to do a wellness check when they had not heard from Saget since the day prior. Emergency responders were unable to revive him when they arrived on the scene late that afternoon.
The comedian, who was known for raunchy humor and portraying cocaine fueled caricatures of himself in his post “America’s Funniest Videos” career, was not suspected of passing from substance abuse or foul play according to local police. His family’s statement confirmed their theory was correct.
“The authorities have determined that Bob passed from head trauma,” they revealed. “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.”
“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.