Bob Saget’s cause of death has been revealed just four weeks after his unexpected passing by his family.
The cause of Bob Saget‘s tragic death on Jan. 9. has been revealed. Bob’s family confirmed on Feb. 9, 2022 that the beloved Full House actor that it was found Bob died from “head trauma” following his Jacksonville show — more specifically, a brain bleed after hitting his head. “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 away from head trauma,” his family said to TMZ.
“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 statement also said. “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.”
Bob drove from Jacksonville to Orlando where he checked into the Ritz-Carlton at 2 a.m. ahead of another upcoming show. A bruise was found on the back of Bob’s head, TMZ says, adding that a toxicology report was clear of drugs or alcohol.
HollywoodLife previously confirmed via the Orange Country Sheriff’s Office that Bob was found at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Orlando, Florida on Jan. 9. Hotel security found the comedian, per the statement, and contacted emergency services who responded at approximately 4 p.m. eastern time. In a statement to media, the department explained that Bob was “unresponsive” when found, but detectives “have found no signs of foul play drug use.”
Bob had been on the tour for stand-up appearances leading up to his death. The tour included several shows booked in Florida, including stops in Orlando and Jacksonville in recent weeks. He was active on Twitter throughout the tour, thanking his “appreciative audience” from the Jacksonville show at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Saturday, Jan. 8 — just a day before his death.
Bob is best known for playing dad Danny Tanner on Full House from 1987 until 1995. His famous co-stars, including John Stamos, Candace Cameron Bure, Mary-KateandAshley Olsen, and more, have shared emotional tributes to social media since news broke of Bob’s death. Other celebrities like Andy Cohen, Josh Gad, Norman Lear, and Kathy Griffin have also honored Bob with tributes.
Bob is survived by his wife Kelly Rizzo and his daughters Aubrey, 34, Lara, 32, and Jennifer, 29, who he shares with ex-wife Sherri Kramer. “We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today,” his family said in a statement. “He was everything to us and we want you to know how much he loved his fans, performing live and bringing people from all walks of life together with laughter. Though we ask for privacy at this time, we invite you to join us in remembering the love and laughter that Bob brought to the world.”