Bob Saget's cause of death was accidental blow to the head, his family say

The comedian and 'Full House' star was found dead in a Florida hotel room on January 9

Bob Saget was best known for his role as Danny Tanner on the sitcom 'Full House' and as the host of 'America’s Funniest Home Videos'. AP
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Bob Saget's death last month stemmed from head trauma his family said on Wednesday.

The comedian and Full House star was found dead on January 9 in a Florida hotel room. He'd performed in the area the night before as part of a stand-up tour.

“The authorities have determined that Bob passed from head trauma," the Saget family said. "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, 65, was found on the hotel bed and there were no signs of foul play, authorities said last month. A hotel security officer had entered the room after Saget failed to check out, and called 911 when he found him unresponsive.

Deputies and paramedics came to the room at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando and he was pronounced dead.

Saget 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 in Orlando and the Ponte Vedra Beach resort area in the days before he died, 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 on Instagram.

Saget’s death prompted an outpouring of affection from his fans and colleagues, who recalled him as being funny and extraordinarily kind.

His family said they had 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.

Updated: February 10, 2022, 6:32 AM