Bob Saget’s cause of death revealed as head trauma, family says

Bob Saget, the beloved comedian and actor known for his role on “Full House,” died of head trauma after he accidentally hit something, his family said in a statement on Wednesday.’

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Saget, 65, was found unresponsive on Jan. 9 in a hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

“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,” the family said. “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.”

The Orange County medical examiner’s office and the sheriff’s office did not immediately respond to requests for comment, according to The New York Times.

Saget was in the middle of a nationwide stand-up tour in September 2021 that was scheduled to run through June, Variety reported.

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According to the Times, Saget was born in Philadelphia, and graduated from Temple University in 1978, before building his following in comedy clubs. Despite his “squeaky-clean image” on “Full House” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” Saget’s “raunchy, profanity-laden stand-up routines” catered to more adult audiences, the newspaper reported.

Full House” ran for eight seasons and 192 episodes from 1987 to 1994, reaching more than 17 million viewers during its peak in Season 5. The fan-favorite also spawned the Netflix sequel series, “Fuller House,” which ran for five seasons and saw Saget reprise his role as Danny Tanner in 10 of the program’s 75 episodes between 2016 and 2020, Variety reported.

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Saget also hosted “America’s Funniest Home Videos” from 1989 until 1997, and narrated CBS’ “How I Met Your Mother” during its nine-season run that ended in 2014, according to Variety.

Saget was also a board member of the Scleroderma Research Foundation and raised money to help fight the autoimmune disease. His sister, Gay Saget, was diagnosed with scleroderma and died in 1993, Variety reported.