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 falling into bed, lose consciousness and die, according to a report.
The 65-year-old actor died on January 9 after sustaining a “blunt-force traumatic brain injury” at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes in Florida, an autopsy has revealed.
He suffered skull fractures so severe that a doctor would have assumed they could have been caused by a fall from several stories or a baseball bat attack.
Investigators now believe Saget lost consciousness in the bathroom, fell backwards onto the marble floor and got his head stuck, People magazine reports.
He is believed to have regained consciousness and fell into bed before losing consciousness again and dying, according to the magazine.
Saget’s time of death was estimated at around 4 a.m., about 12 hours before his body was found, People said.
“This is definitely an unusual case. There are still a lot of unanswered questions,” an Orange County sheriff’s deputy told the outlet.
When he arrived at the posh hotel, Saget was “making jokes, waving at people in the lobby,” an employee told the magazine in the latest issue.
“When people were asking for selfies, he would run around and grab their phone to take pictures with them, joking the whole time. He was a happy ball, positive energy,” the staffer said.
He was last seen on surveillance camera as he was exiting a ninth-floor elevator and walking down the long hallway to his room, People reported.
Authorities who saw the video told the magazine that nothing seemed 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 on a podcast days before his death – was “nothing serious”.
His death was ruled accidental and authorities said there were no signs of foul play or drugs at the scene.
A Florida judge has granted Saget’s family a temporary injunction to block the release of photos and documents related to the investigation into his fatal injury.
As the investigation draws to a close, Saget’s loved ones focus on their fond memories.
“We all want to keep Bob’s legacy alive,” “Full House” co-star Candace Cameron Bure told People. “I want to share things about Bob and share the laughs and the good times. This part is heartwarming.
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