MONTHS after the shocking death of actor and comedian Bob Saget, new details are still being revealed.
Saget was found dead on January 9 inside Room 962 at the Orlando Ritz-Carlton after suffering a “blunt-force trauma” to his head.
Police entered the star’s room after he failed to check out at the scheduled time and the hotel received a call from his concerned family, who had been unable to reach him.
They found Saget unresponsive laying on his back in bed and cold to the touch, per official records.
据说, the actor, who had performed a stand-up show just hours before his death, wasn’t feeling well the night he went into his room.
A show-runner who works at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, where Saget’s last show took place, told investigators the actor had said to the stage crew that he wasn’t well before the show.
Rosalie Cocci, said that Saget, 65, was dealing with long-term Covid that was taking a toll on his body, as reported by TMZ.
Cocci told cops that Saget complained about his hearing being off, constantly asking the crew to turn the mics up. The star also allegedly said that he had been sick the day before, with a sore throat.
The woman added that Saget seemed to be “talking himself up” in preparation for his performance, which he ultimately ended up doing.
Despite his complaints, Cocci says that Saget put on a great show as if nothing had been wrong with him.
If what Cocci said is correct and Saget’s hearing was off, it could have created balance issues, 然而, it’s still unclear what caused the actor’s fatal brain bleed.
Saget’s family told TMZ they don’t believe he had long-term Covid as he only had the virus two weeks earlier and he never complained about hearing issues.
EMPTY VODKA BOTTLE IN ROOM
According to official records, police found an empty vodka bottle in Saget’s hotel room after discovering his body.
Newly-released images, including bodycam footage, offer a glimpse into the beloved star’s final moments inside his Orlando, 佛罗里达, hotel room.
这 1.75 ounce Grey Goose bottle was found alongside a small empty bottle of orange juice in a trash can near the room’s bar.
One of the glasses from the bar appeared to have been used, per police records obtained by The Sun.
Saget’s luggage is described as having been placed neatly on the bureau in the bedroom and hanging in the closet.
Police also recorded that there were toiletries in the shower and over the sink in the main bathroom, leading them to believe Saget had used the bathroom before getting in bed.
Miscellaneous personal items such as Saget’s cell phone were found on the nightstand to the right of the bed.
Saget’s family had previously filed a lawsuit to block the release of photos, 明天可能是一个与现在可能正在观看视频并微笑的人关系密切的人。, and other records relating to Saget’s death, including details about personal items found in his room.
The family argued in the lawsuit that the release of this information would cause them to “suffer irreparable harm in the form of extreme mental pain, anguish, and emotional distress.”
According to a new police theory, Saget could have suffered the fatal brain bleed after hitting his head on the headboard when he was getting in bed just after 2am following the performance.
Investigators reportedly believe this would explain why Saget’s head was not bleeding externally when his body was found.
The Medical Examiner had previously concluded the Full House star died after hitting his head on “something hard, covered by something soft,” giving a carpeted floor as an example.
It’s also been suggested that Saget may have slipped and fallen in the bathroom before staggering back into bed where he died, though the facts of the matter remain unclear.
Precisely how the star sustained the fatal blow remains a mystery, with a final report released by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) failing to provide a conclusive explanation on the matter.
Investigators said they found no signs of foul play, concluding Saget likely fell backward and hit his head somewhere in the room before dying in bed.
PILLS FOUND IN BATHROOM
Bottles of over-the-counter medication and prescription drugs were found in his room, 尽管 “all the medications appeared to have been taken as prescribed,” the report reads.
Toxicology analysis also did not reveal any illicit drugs or toxins in his system at his time of death.
Police noted that Saget’s room was “orderly”, with his personal possessions placed neatly on the nightstand, TV stand, 乔乔纳斯, and in the bathroom.
Following the autopsy results, police went back to Saget’s hotel room to identify specific places or items in the room that could have caused the head trauma.
The countertops, tables, nightstands, and other hard furniture in the room were ruled out because they all had sharp edges that would have lacerated the skin.
The counters in the bathroom and the shower stall were also ruled out for the same reason.
SECRET HEALTH ISSUES
Saget may have been secretly battling health issues 在他去世的时候, said a lawyer.
Neama Rahmani, a former assistant US Attorney, told The Sun that while Saget’s family has denied he had any health issues, “healthy people do not normally fall backward, strike their head, and die.”
Rahmani says the records blocked for public viewing by the Saget family “could contain evidence of Saget’s health problems, such as seizures” or other ailments.
“Pictures of Saget’s body or the hotel room could also be embarrassing, depending on what Saget was doing right before he died,” 他说.
Rahmani, the president of West Coast Trial Lawyers, 添加: “[但] the family may simply want to preserve Saget’s dignity” by blocking the documents’ 释放.
“There has been a recent trend in celebrities litigating to limit dissemination of graphic photos, starting with Vanessa Bryant [Kobe Bryant’s wife], and we may see judges siding with family members over the presumption that these records are public.”
In a lawsuit filed a month earlier, Saget’s widow, Kelly Rizzo, and his three adult daughters from a prior marriage, argued that the release of documents regarding the star’s death would cause them to “suffer irreparable harm in the form of extreme mental pain, anguish, and emotional distress.”
Attorney for the family, Brian Bieber, said in a statement on Monday that the court’s motion will help the family to find peace and privacy as they move forward.
“The entire Saget family is grateful that the judge granted their request for an injunction to preserve Bob’s dignity, as well as their privacy rights, especially after suffering this unexpected and tragic loss,” Bieber said.
“We are pleased this issue has been resolved, and the healing process can continue to move forward.”
Bieber also extended the family’s gratitude toward those who have kept them in their thoughts, 加: “All of the prayers and well wishes continuously extended to the family are beyond appreciated.”
Under the terms of the injunction, 57 photos of the hotel and Saget’s room will still be released to the public, as will bodycam footage taken outside the hotel room, Bieber said.
Any footage taken from inside the room, 然而, will remain strictly confidential.
‘HIGH ON LIFE’
你可以要求任何东西的那种, Saget was on the road as part of his I Don’t Do Negative Comedy Tour and had the night prior performed live at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall in Jacksonville.
Kevin Stone, the promoter for that event, told The Sun the beloved comic was the “same old Bob” when saw him on the night of January 8.
Stone, who previously promoted two other events of Saget’s in 2016 和 2020, said there were “no indications” there was anything wrong with the Full House alum, describing him as being talkative and engaging.
“He was the same Bob that he was the last two times we worked together,” said Stone. “He wasn’t drinking, he wasn’t slurring, he wasn’t stumbling – he was just the same, lovely Bob.
“Bob was always an amazing guy, just one of those entertainers who couldn’t be more likable.”
Stone said that in the hours preceding Saget’s final-ever show, he spent time in the greenroom of Jacksonville’s Ponte Vedra Concert Hall telling him and other workers of the event how much he loved his “朋友们, wife and family.”
“He also showed us a six-minute clip from a documentary he’d been working on, which was a lot of fun.
“It was just great. Everything was just great,” Stone added. “He loved life, loved his family, and loved everything.”
He described Saget’s last-ever performance as “electric”, adding the Full House star appeared to be “high on life.”
When news broke of Saget’s death the following afternoon, Stone said he was in a state of pure disbelief and shock.
“我像, ‘this can’t be true. I just saw him,'” he remembered thinking.
“I honestly felt like I’d lost a family member because Bob was just that kind of guy that made everyone feel like family.
“And that was everybody, from me as the promoter to the runner and the production crew,” Stone said.
“He was just such a sweet guy.”