'We cannot give it any energy': Kelly Rizzo slams conspiracy theories around Bob Saget's death

'It's like he's supporting me while I'm supporting him in this,' Kelly said at the Critics Choice Real TV Awards in LA


                            'We cannot give it any energy': Kelly Rizzo slams conspiracy theories around Bob Saget's death
Bob Saget's widow Kelly Rizzo made her first public appearance after the comedian's death (Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images
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Kelly Rizzo, Bob Saget's widow, made her first public appearance after the death of her husband at the Critics Choice Real TV Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 12. Kelly revealed that she can still feel her late husband's presence in her life. Recalling the horrifying fall that led to his death on January 9, she said, "In today's day and age, not really. Nothing is really shocking anymore."

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The 42-year-old widow continued that the loss of her 65-year-old life partner "still doesn't make sense" to her. However, her views do not match with the conspiracies that are currently doing the rounds over Saget's death, as she said, "We don't give it any energy. We cannot give it any energy. It is just ridiculous."

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The late comic Saget's death was ruled to be an accident due to blunt head trauma caused by a fall. However, investigators are yet to determine what exactly was the cause of the fractured skull. Fans took to their social media handles and shared their opinions and theories on what possibly could have happened. While some shared unfounded claims about Covid, others hinted at the fact that Rizzo and Saget's daughters had filed a lawsuit that blocked the release of records. These official records included photographs, video and audio recordings and "statutorily protected autopsy information" from the medical examiner's and the Orange County Sheriff's offices.

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During the event, Rizzo said that she can still feel the 'closeness' to her late husband. She said, "Bob was - and it is strange to me to refer to him in the past tense - is, a person who no matter what the situation, he pushed forward, he persevered. He had a lot of loss in his life, a lot of difficulty in his life, and nothing ever stopped the show."

(L-R) Kelly Rizzo and Bob Saget attend the red carpet premiere and party for Peacock's new comedy series "MacGruber" at California Science Center on December 08, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Leon Bennett/Getty Images)

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She added, "So I, at the very least, owe him that - to get out bed and put a smile on my face and be strong for him. It's been a very strange journey, but today I'm feeling pretty good." Rizzo continued, "Every day is a little different. This is my first big event, my first red carpet situation without him. But still I feel like he's just watching from the wings and still giving me his support. It's like he's supporting me while I'm supporting him in this."

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How did Bob Saget die?

It was speculated that Saget predicted his death as he said in a video, "So I don't have long to live, if these are your favorites. I'm going to be found dead in bed." However, the official autopsy revealed that the skull fractures were due a baseball bat. His family wrote that the 65-year-old actor and comedian had "passed from head trauma" on January 9 and concluded that he "accidentally hit the back of his head on something, thought nothing of it and went to sleep." However, according to the report released Friday, February 11, Saget's injuries were far more severe than a mere "slip and fall" accident. Moreover, he was also Covid-positive at the time of his death, the autopsy has revealed. 

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