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Bob Saget post-mortem report launched, signifies cranium fracture, main head trauma – Nationwide

Bob Saget post-mortem report launched, signifies cranium fracture, main head trauma – Nationwide

A health worker in Florida mentioned Thursday that comic Bob Saget died from an unintended blow to the pinnacle, doubtless from a backwards fall.

Saget was discovered useless Jan. 9 in a Florida lodge room. He’d carried out within the space the evening earlier than as a part of a stand-up tour.

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A toxicology evaluation didn’t present any illicit medicine or toxins in Saget’s physique, based on an announcement from Medical Examiner Joshua Stephany in Orlando.

An post-mortem report launched later Thursday confirmed that Saget had an abrasion on his scalp, a fracture on the base of his cranium, fractures round his eye sockets, bleeding between the mind and tissue masking the mind in addition to bruises to the mind.

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Saget was additionally optimistic for COVID-19 however had no irritation in his respiratory system, based on the report.

“His accidents have been almost definitely incurred from an unwitnessed fall,” the assertion mentioned. “The style of loss of life is accident.”

The health worker’s conclusion was first introduced by Saget’s household on Wednesday.

“The authorities have decided that Bob handed from head trauma,” their assertion mentioned. “They’ve concluded that he unintentionally hit the again of his head on one thing, thought nothing of it and went to sleep. No medicine or alcohol have been concerned.”

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The report mentioned that he was taking the prescription drug clonazepam, which treats nervousness, panic issues and seizures.

In keeping with the report, Saget additionally had cardiomegaly (an enlarged coronary heart), and confirmed aortic atherosclerosis (plaque build-up contained in the wall of the aorta) and coronary artery atherosclerosis (injury/illness within the coronary heart’s main blood vessels).

“The top hits one thing arduous and the cranium fractures elsewhere together with the orbits (the a part of the cranium across the eyes) and that causes bleeding which compresses the mind,” mentioned Dr. Roshini Raj, an Affiliate Professor of Medication at NYU Langone Well being, to Folks. “The drive of the hit on the pinnacle may straight bruise and injury the mind.”

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“This report exhibits that the [skull and] mind suffered trauma which led to cranium fractures, bruising of the mind and precise bleeding within the house across the mind,” mentioned the physician. “This blood can compress the mind and trigger loss of life. The coroner decided that this trauma was almost definitely brought on by an unintended fall backward.”

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The 65-year-old entertainer was discovered on his lodge mattress on the Ritz Carlton in Orlando. A lodge safety officer entered the room after Saget failed to take a look at, and referred to as 911. There have been no indicators of foul play, authorities mentioned final month.

Greatest identified for his position as beloved single dad Danny Tanner on the sitcom Full Home and because the wisecracking host of America’s Funniest Dwelling Movies, Saget was married to Kelly Rizzo Saget and had three daughters from a earlier marriage.

Saget was on the highway as a part of his “I Don’t Do Damaging Comedy Tour,” and mentioned simply earlier than his loss of life that he loved heat viewers receptions in Orlando and the Ponte Vedra Seashore resort space.

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“I’m again in comedy like I used to be after I was 26. I assume I’m discovering my new voice and loving each second of it,” he’d posted on Instagram.

Saget’s loss of life prompted an outpouring of affection from followers and colleagues, who recalled him as each humorous and terribly type. His household mentioned they have been overwhelmed and comforted by “the unbelievable outpouring of affection from Bob’s followers.”

“As we proceed to mourn collectively, we ask everybody to recollect the love and laughter that Bob delivered to this world, and the teachings he taught us all: to be type to everybody, to let the folks you’re keen on know you’re keen on them, and to face troublesome occasions with hugs and laughter,” his household mentioned.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Division instructed Folks “the case remains to be open,” and it plans to proceed investigating Saget’s loss of life. They didn’t elaborate additional on what they’re investigating.

— With recordsdata from International Information’ Chris Jancelewicz

© 2022 The Canadian Press

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