Actor-comedian Bob Saget died of head trauma, his family said in a statement on Wednesday. The 65-year-old was found dead last month in a hotel in Orlando, Florida. He had performed in the area the night before as part of a stand-up tour.
Authorities confirmed that Saget accidentally hit the back of his head on something, his family said, adding that no drugs or alcohol were involved.
“The authorities have determined that Bob passed from head trauma. 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.”
Saget was found dead on a hotel room. A security officer had entered the room after he failed to check out, and called 911 when he found him unresponsive. There was no sign of foul play.
Deputies and paramedics came to the room at the Ritz Carlton in Orlando and he was pronounced dead.
In the statement, the family said it has been overwhelmed with “the incredible outpouring of love from Bob’s fans” and were comforted by it.
“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,” his family said.
Saget was married to Kelly Rizzo Saget and had three daughters from a previous marriage.
Rizzo recalled her last conversation with Saget in an interview .
“I’m just very grateful that it was all, ‘I love you so much’. I think I said, ‘I love you dearly,’ and he said, ‘I love you endlessly,’ and he said, ‘I can’t wait to see you tomorrow.’ It was just all love,” she told Hoda Kotb on the Today show.
The comedian was best known for his role as beloved single dad Danny Tanner on the sitcom “Full House” and as the wisecracking host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos.”
Saget was on the road as part of his “I Don’t Do Negative Comedy Tour.” After warm audience receptions to his gigs Friday in Orlando and Saturday in the Ponte Vedra Beach resort area, he celebrated online.
“I’m back in comedy like I was when I was 26. I guess I’m finding my new voice and loving every moment of it,” he’d posted Saturday on Instagram.