Bob Saget's Cause Of Death Explained

When Bob Saget was unexpectedly found dead on January 9, 2022, an outpouring of grief among friends and fans was immediate and massive. Best known for his role as widowed father, Danny Tanner, in the family sitcom "Full House," and as the host of "America's Funniest Home Videos," Saget was a household name and entertainment staple throughout the late 80s and much of the 90s.

Saget was found unresponsive and not breathing on the bed in his Ritz-Carleton hotel room in Orlando, Florida on January 9. He was pronounced dead on the scene and a preliminary autopsy found no sign of drugs, alcohol, or foul play (via abc News). He was laid to rest during a private funeral in Los Angeles five days after his death.

A month later, following the conclusion of the investigation into his death, Saget's family released more details, stating that the actual cause of death was believed to be due to trauma to the head. The family said, in a statement given to People, "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's death shocked family and fans alike

Strangely, Saget had predicted his cause of death with uncanny accuracy while joking with his wife during a podcast in October 2021 (via IMDb).

Saget was on a national stand-up comedy tour – called the "I Don't Do Negative Tour," at the time of his death and had performed in Jacksonville, Florida the day before his body was found. After the performance, he posted on Instagram that "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" (via abc News).

Saget is survived by his wife Kelly Rizzo, his three daughters, and their mother, Sherri Kramer Saget (Saget's ex-wife). He will be fondly remembered by family, friends, and fans alike. Saget's family shares via People, "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."