TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The family of actor and comedian Bob Saget has filed a lawsuit to block the release of documents related to his death, according to court documents.
Saget’s family will “suffer irreparable harm in the form of extreme mental pain, anguish and emotional distress” if further details of his death investigation are released, according to the complaint. “No legitimate public interest would be served by the publication or dissemination of the documents to the public.”
Saget was found dead on January 9 at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Orlando. He had done a stand-up tour at the time.
An autopsy report shows Saget’s cause of death was “blunt head trauma” which resulted in multiple skull fractures and hemorrhage near the brain.
Saget’s injuries included, but were not limited to, an abrasion on the back of his scalp, a subgaleal hemorrhage under the back of his scalp, a linear fracture at the base of his skull, fractures comminuted (bone broken into more than two pieces) over “the roofs of the orbits involving bilateral and frontal bone”, and subdural hematoma and additional hemorrhage.
His death was ruled accidental.
Autopsy findings confirm statements Saget’s family previously provided to NewsNation, saying Saget ‘accidentally hit the back of his head on something, thought nothing of it, and fell asleep. “.
Saget was known for his long acting career as well as his role as Danny Tanner on the show “Full House”. He was also the host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” for much of the 1990s.
Michael Bartiromo of Nexstar contributed to this report.
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