Bob Saget’s cause of death has officially been released by the Orange County, Florida, medical examiner.
Chief Medical Examiner Joshua Stephany confirmed what the comedian’s family said earlier this week, that Saget, 65, had died of blunt force trauma.
“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 wrote, according to our sister station WFTV.
Saget was found unresponsive in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando on Jan. 9. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Stephany said it is likely that Saget had hit his head during an “unwitnessed fall” and hit the back of his head. Saget’s manner of death is listed as an accident, CNN reported.
He had a fracture on the base of his skull, an abrasion on his scalp, fractures around his eye sockets, bleeding between his brain and the tissues covering the brain and bruises were found on his brain, The Associated Press reported.
No illegal drugs or toxins were found in toxicology results.
The medical examiner’s report did say that Saget had taken Clonazepam/Klonopin, which is prescribed for seizures, panic disorder and anxiety. Saget had also taken the antidepressant Trazodone.
The medical examiner’s report also said a PCR test that was conducted showed that Saget tested positive for COVID-19. Saget said in December he had COVID-19 and a PCR test can return a positive result weeks after a person had recovered, CNN reported.
He had no inflammation in his respiratory system, the AP reported.
Saget also had an enlarged heart with a 95% blockage on one side, the report said, according to CNN.
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