A health worker in Florida stated Thursday that comic Bob Saget died from an unintended blow to the pinnacle, probably from a backwards fall.
Saget was discovered lifeless Jan. 9 in a Florida resort room. He’d carried out within the space the night time earlier than as a part of a stand-up tour.
Bob Saget died from unintended blow to the pinnacle, says his household
A toxicology evaluation didn’t present any illicit medication or toxins in Saget’s physique, in line with a press release from Medical Examiner Joshua Stephany in Orlando.
An post-mortem report launched later Thursday confirmed that Saget had an abrasion on his scalp, a fracture on the base of his cranium, fractures round his eye sockets, bleeding between the mind and tissue masking the mind in addition to bruises to the mind.
Saget was additionally optimistic for COVID-19 however had no irritation in his respiratory system, in line with the report.
“His accidents have been most definitely incurred from an unwitnessed fall,” the assertion stated. “The way of demise is accident.”
The health worker’s conclusion was first introduced by Saget’s household on Wednesday.
“The authorities have decided that Bob handed from head trauma,” their assertion stated. “They’ve concluded that he by accident hit the again of his head on one thing, thought nothing of it and went to sleep. No medication or alcohol have been concerned.”
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The report stated that he was taking the prescription drug clonazepam, which treats anxiousness, panic problems and seizures.
In line with the report, Saget additionally had cardiomegaly (an enlarged coronary heart), and confirmed aortic atherosclerosis (plaque build-up contained in the wall of the aorta) and coronary artery atherosclerosis (injury/illness within the coronary heart’s main blood vessels).
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“The pinnacle hits one thing onerous and the cranium fractures elsewhere together with the orbits (the a part of the cranium across the eyes) and that causes bleeding which compresses the mind,” stated Dr. Roshini Raj, an Affiliate Professor of Medication at NYU Langone Well being, to Individuals. “The drive of the hit on the pinnacle can even immediately bruise and injury the mind.”
“This report exhibits that the [skull and] mind suffered trauma which led to cranium fractures, bruising of the mind and precise bleeding within the area across the mind,” stated the physician. “This blood can compress the mind and trigger demise. The coroner decided that this trauma was most definitely attributable to an unintended fall backward.”
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The 65-year-old entertainer was discovered on his resort mattress on the Ritz Carlton in Orlando. A resort safety officer entered the room after Saget failed to take a look at, and referred to as 911. There have been no indicators of foul play, authorities stated final month.
Finest identified for his function as beloved single dad Danny Tanner on the sitcom Full Home and because the wisecracking host of America’s Funniest Dwelling Movies, Saget was married to Kelly Rizzo Saget and had three daughters from a earlier marriage.
Saget was on the street as a part of his “I Don’t Do Adverse Comedy Tour,” and stated simply earlier than his demise that he loved heat viewers receptions in Orlando and the Ponte Vedra Seaside resort space.
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“I’m again in comedy like I used to be once I was 26. I suppose I’m discovering my new voice and loving each second of it,” he’d posted on Instagram.
Saget’s demise prompted an outpouring of affection from followers and colleagues, who recalled him as each humorous and terribly sort. His household stated they have been overwhelmed and comforted by “the unbelievable outpouring of affection from Bob’s followers.”
“As we proceed to mourn collectively, we ask everybody to recollect the love and laughter that Bob dropped at this world, and the teachings he taught us all: to be sort to everybody, to let the folks you like know you like them, and to face tough occasions with hugs and laughter,” his household stated.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Division advised Individuals “the case continues to be open,” and it plans to proceed investigating Saget’s demise. They didn’t elaborate additional on what they’re investigating.
— With information from International Information’ Chris Jancelewicz
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