Actor and comedian Bob Saget died one month ago and a statement released by his family on Wednesday (February 9) revealed that his death “was the result of blunt head trauma” and was considered accidental.
Following the release of the Saget family’s statement, Orange and Osceola Counties Chief Medical Examiner Joshua Stephany confirmed the autopsy results and stated that his testing was complete. Stephany also shared heartbreaking details of his autopsy findings.
“In consideration of the circumstances surrounding the death and after examination of the body, toxicology analysis, histology, and a respiratory pathogen panel, it is my opinion that the death of Mr. Saget, was the result of blunt head trauma,” Stephany told Yahoo! “His injuries were most likely incurred from an unwitnessed fall. A toxicology analysis did not reveal any illicit drugs or toxins. The manner of death is accident. Our condolences go out to Mr. Saget’s loved ones during this difficult time.”
PEOPLE reports that the Orange County Medical Examiner stated that the 65-year-old “had likely fallen backward and hit the back of his head. He had fractures to the back of his head and around his eyes at the time of his death.” In addition, “the actor had posterior scalp abrasions, subgaleal hemorrhage (which is blood that forms between skull and scalp), discoloration in the upper and lower eyelids due to skull fracture, subdural hematoma (which is a buildup of blood on the surface of the brain) and subarachnoid hemorrhage (which is bleeding in the space that surrounds the brain).”
Saget was also COVID positive at the time of his death.
Bob Saget passed away on January 9. The beloved actor was found unresponsive in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida, the day after performing what would be his final stand-up show.
Bob Saget is perhaps best known for his role as Danny Tanner in Full House, a role he played from 1987 to 1995. He reprised the role for the Full House sequel, Fuller House, that ran for five seasons from 2016 to 2020. Saget also hosted America’s Funniest Home Videos from 1990 to 1997.
Bob Saget is survived by his wife Kelly Rizzo and three daughters, Aubrey (34), Lara (32) and Jennifer (29).