Authorities investigating Bob Saget’s death believe the “Full House” star collapsed in his hotel bathroom and hit his head on the marble floor — before stumbling in bed, losing consciousness again and dying, according to a report.
An autopsy revealed that the 65-year-old actor died on January 9 after suffering “blunt trauma to the head” at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes in Florida.
He suffered such severe skull fractures that one doctor reportedly speculated that it could have been caused by a fall from several floors or an attack with a baseball bat.
Investigators now believe Saget lost consciousness in the bathroom, fell on the marble floor and hit his head, People magazine reported.
He is believed to have regained consciousness and stumbled into bed before losing consciousness again and dying, according to the magazine.
People said Saget’s death time was estimated to be around 4 a.m., about 12 hours before his body was found.
“It’s definitely an unusual case. There are still a lot of unanswered questions left,” the deputy mayor of Orange County told the outlets.
When he arrived at the luxury hotel, Saget was “joking and waving people in the lobby,” one employee told the magazine in its latest issue.
“When people ask for selfies, he would run over and pick up their phones to take pictures with them, joking all the time. It was a ball of happy positive energy,” the employee said.
People reported that the last time he was seen on CCTV, he was getting out of a ninth-floor elevator and walking down the long hallway toward his room.
Authorities who watched the video told Mag that nothing was out of the ordinary before he entered his room at 2:17 a.m. and hung a “Do Not Disturb” sign on the doorknob.
The medical examiner noted that Saget’s respiratory system was “COVID positive.”
Saget’s widow, Kelly Rizzo, explained that the late actor’s recent battle with COVID-19 – which he revealed in a podcast a few days before his death – was “nothing serious”.
His death was judged to have been accidental and authorities said there were no signs of tampering or drugs at the scene.
A Florida judge has issued a temporary injunction to the Saget family to prevent the release of photos and records related to the investigation into his fatal injury.
As the probe nears its end, those close to Saget focus on their cherished memories.
“We all want to keep Bob’s legacy alive,” Candice Cameron Bure, co-star of “Full House,” told People magazine. “I want to share things about Bob and share about the laughs and the good times. This part feels good.”