The full autopsy report revealed that the “Full House” star had significant head trauma, leaving authorities to believe he went to sleep with a brain bleed and never woke up.
With that being said, authorities now believe that he hit his head on the marble floor in his Orlando, Florida Ritz-Carlton Hotel room, according People Magazine.
The skull fractures were so severe, that one doctor speculated that it was equivalent to falling down several stories, or getting attacked with a baseball bat.
Investigators now believe he lost consciousness in the bathroom, fell backward onto the marble floor, and hit his head.
He is believed to have regained consciousness and went to bed, not knowing how serious his injuries were, and dying in his sleep.
Saget’s time of death was estimated to be around 4 AM, with his body being found 12-hours later.
An Orange County Sheriff’s deputy told the outlet:
“It’s definitely an unusual case. There are still a lot of unanswered questions.”
An employee at the Ritz-Carlton told the magazine that Saget was cracking jokes and waving in the lobby of the hotel:
“When people asked for selfies, he would run over and grab their phones to take the pictures with them, joking the whole time. He was a ball of happy, positive energy.”
The last time he was seen on surveillance footage was when he was exiting the elevator on the ninth floor and walking to his hotel room.
Authorities say nothing appeared out of the ordinary, as he simply entered his room at 2:17 AM and hung a “Do Not Disturb” sign on the doorknob.
His death was ruled accidental and authorities say there were no signs of foul play or drugs.
Saget’s Family Files Lawsuit To Prevent Release Of Death Record
According to E! News, Bob’s wife Kelly, along with his three daughters, Aubrey, Lara and Jennifer Saget, are suing Orange County Sheriff John Mina and the District Nine Medical Examiner’s Office in Florida.
The complaint alleges that a number of media outlets have filed public records requests to obtain copies of the investigation, and they are suing to prevent the release.
The family says they will “suffer irreparable harm in the form of extreme mental pain, anguish, and emotional distress” if the death record is not kept “confidential and exempt from disclosure under Florida law.”
Brian Bieber, the lawyer representing the Saget family, says:
“In order to protect the Saget family’s privacy, today on their behalf, I filed for an injunction to prevent the disclosure of any photographs or videos of Mr. Saget made by the authorities during their investigation.
It’s very simple, from a human and legal standpoint, the Saget family’s privacy rights outweigh any public interest in disclosure of this sensitive information.”
Bob’s wife Kelly recently shared this touching tribute to her late husband: