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10th Feb 2022

Bob Saget’s family reveal the exact cause of his ‘accidental’ death

Steve Hopkins

The comedian was said to have gone back to sleep after the accident

Bob Saget died from an accidental blow to the head and no “drugs or alcohol were involved”, his family have said following the comedian’s death last month.

The 65-year-old was found dead in a hotel room in Orlando, Florida, on 9 January and the cause of his passing has remained a mystery.

In a statement, Saget’s family said: “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 authorities have determined that Bob passed from head trauma.”

The statement went on to say that authorities had “concluded that he accidentally hit the back of his head on something, thought nothing of it, and went to sleep”.

The family stressed that “no drugs or alcohol were involved”.

“As we continue to mourn together, we ask everyone to remember the love and laughter that Bob brought to this world, and the lessons he taught us all: to be kind to everyone, to let the people you love know you love them, and to face difficult times with hugs and laughter,” the statement concluded.

Saget became a household name playing Danny Tanner in Full House, as well as the narrator in How I Met Your Mother.

At the time of his death, Saget had just started a US tour, performing the night before in Jacksonville, Florida.

Posting on Instagram after the show, he said that he had “loved every moment of it”.

Following his death, Saget’s wife, Kelly Rizzo, described him as “the best man I’ve ever known’ and his daughter, Lara Saget, said her father “loved with everything he had”.

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