Police believe Bob Saget hit his head on the bathroom floor: report

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.

Bob Saget was found dead at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grand Lakes Resort.
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Orlando Ritz-Carlton, where Bob Saget died
The last time Bob Saget was seen on the security camera, he was walking down the long hallway toward his room.
Orlando Ritz-Carlton

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.

Kelly Rizzo's Instagram post, Sunday, January 16, 2022, in honor of her late husband, comedian Bob Saget.
Wife Kelly Rizzo explained that the late actor’s recent battle with COVID-19 “was nothing serious.”
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Kelly Rizzo and Bob Saget attend the fundraising event for Wheelhouse and Rally celebrities and creator of the content, with rare collectibles from sports, culture and history on display on October 13, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
A Florida judge has granted Bob Saget’s family a temporary injunction to prevent the release of the photos and records.
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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.

Bob Saget
Authorities investigating Bob Saget’s death believe he collapsed in his hotel bathroom and hit his head on the marble floor.
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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”.

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Bob Saget’s respiratory system tested positive for coronavirus.
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Comedian Bob Saget performs on stage during day three of KAABOO Texas at AT&T Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Arlington, Texas.
Bob Saget “was joking and waving people in the lobby” when he arrived at the hotel.
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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.”

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