Bob Saget ‘died in his sleep without suffering’, body found 'tucked in bed'
Saget was found dead inside his room at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Orlando on January 9
Reports have revealed that Bob Saget, who was found unconscious in his room at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Orlando on Sunday, January 9, “died in his sleep without suffering”. TMZ quoted sources close to the probe of Saget’s death and reported that the comedian was “tucked in bed” when his body was seen at around 4 pm ET.
Saget’s death was first confirmed by the Orange County Sheriff's Office as it tweeted, “Earlier today, deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for a call about an unresponsive man in a hotel room. The man was identified as Robert Saget & pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case. #BobSaget.”
Earlier today, deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for a call about an unresponsive man in a hotel room. The man was identified as Robert Saget & pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case. #BobSaget pic.twitter.com/aB1UKiOlmi— Orange County Sheriff's Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) January 10, 2022
Later an incident report was also released by the Sheriff's Office, which was consistent with the claim made by an insider familiar with the investigation, Yahoo reported. The report mentioned that the ‘Full House’ star was found “in a supine position” and his “left arm was across his chest while his right arm was resting on the bed”. The insider also added that his death is “certainly being looked at” if he died of either a stroke or a heart attack. It has also been reported that Saget got infected with coronavirus a few weeks ago, so the medical examiner's final report will only confirm what exactly happened to him.
An autopsy was conducted Monday, January 10. However, Orange and Osceola Counties chief medical examiner Joshua Stephany did not reveal anything specific and said: “An autopsy was performed this morning on Robert Lane Saget. Mr Saget is a 65-year-old male, who was found unresponsive in his hotel room. At this time, there is no evidence of drug use or foul play. The cause and manner of death are pending further studies and investigation which may take up to 10-12 weeks to complete.”
Meanwhile, just hours before his death, Saget had done a two-hour standup show and was reportedly quite happy and excited about it. He also took to Instagram to share his happiness as he wrote, “Okay, I loved tonight’s show @pontevedra_concerthall in Jacksonville. Really nice audience. Lots of positivity. Happened last night in Orlando last night at the Hard Rock Live too. Very appreciative and fun audiences. Thanks again to @comediantimwilkins for opening. I had no idea I did a two hour set tonight. 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.”
He had added: “A’ight, see you in two weeks Jan. 28 & 29 @pbimprov with my brother @therealmikeyoung - And check BobSaget.com for my dates in 2022 – – Goin’ everywhere until I get the special shot. And then probably keep going cause I’m addicted to this shit. Peace out.”
Yahoo also reported that just after his show, he spoke with his wife Kelly Rizzo over the phone. He “was so excited coming off of a great show and he sounded really happy,” a source said, before adding, “He was scheduled to fly home the next day”. However, when Rizzo did not hear from him, she contacted the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and asked the security to check on him.
After Saget’s sudden demise, his wife said, “I am so completely shattered and in disbelief. I am so deeply touched by the outpouring of love and tribute from our friends, family, his fans and his peers. When the time is right and when this news is not as raw, I look forward to sharing more of Bob with the world. Sharing how much he meant to me, all of those around him, and how much all of his fans and friends meant to him as well. Thank you for respecting my privacy at this time.”