Bob Saget cause of death: Cops suspect 'Full House' star had 'heart attack or stroke'
Authorities are currently looking into the fact that he recently battled Covid-19 before his death
Iconic actor Bob Saget was found dead by Orlando's Ritz Carlton hotel security on the afternoon of Sunday, January 9, after the comedian failed to check out on time. An investigation was launched into his death.
Since then it has been reported that the authorities suspect Saget "suffered a heart attack or stroke" in his Florida hotel. They are looking into the fact that he recently battled Covid-19 before his death. So far, the police have found no evidence of foul play or drug use. They are yet to carry out a toxicology report. As a result, the authorities are exploring if the 65-year-old 'Fuller House' star suffered a medical emergency.
Orange County Sheriff's Office wrote on Twitter, "Earlier today, deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for a call about an unresponsive man in a hotel room". They added, "The man was identified as Robert Saget & pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case."
Bob Saget suffered from Covid-19
Orange and Osceola Counties Chief Medical Examiner Joshua Stephany said: "The cause and manner of death are pending further studies and investigation which may take up to 10-12 weeks to complete. Our condolences go out to Mr Saget's loved ones during this difficult time." According to Daily Mail, Saget was found lying on his bed "cold to the touch," on Monday.
The security team member, who went to the room to check on Saget, tried to perform CPR after calling 911. The paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene but the circumstances of his death are still unknown. The room was neat, with no signs of trauma and his bags were packed by the door when he was found dead, said authorities. New reports reveal the comedy star was lying in a position that officers said could point to a possible heart attack. As per the sheriff's office report, "Saget was found lying face-up on the bed. His left arm was across his chest and his right arm was resting on the bed when the deputies and paramedics found him".
During a podcast recording last week, Saget revealed that he had recently battled Covid-19. Cops are trying to determine whether the virus may have caused blood clots or another side effect that played a part in his death. In an appearance on 'A Corporate Time with Tom & Dan', Saget revealed he had recently battled Covid-19. He described it as "not good" and even joked about dying from the virus, which might have been a bid to drum up interest in his 2022 stand-up tour. A definitive cause of death is not expected for another 10 to 12 weeks, according to Orange County's Medical Examiner's office.