On Monday, a Florida judge granted Bob Saget’s family’s demand to have the late comedian’s autopsy results permanently sealed.
The grisly details
According to the New York Post, Circuit Judge Vincent Chiu issued the permanent order, sealing images, recordings, reports, and other materials related to Saget’s death.
According to police, Saget died on January 9 at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes after receiving blunt force damage to his head, most likely from falling backward into the floor of the bathroom.
Due to family private information, Saget’s family asked that Chiu seal the documents. Following the ruling, Saget’s family lawyer, Brian Bieber, issued a statement on behalf of the family.
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“The whole Saget family group is appreciative to the court for granting their request for an injunction to defend Bob’s dignity and their rights to privacy, particularly after such a sad loss.”
“We are relieved this problem has been resolved and the healing process can now resume. All of the thoughts and good wishes that have been sent to the family are very appreciated,” Bieber told CNN.
Saget is believed to have gone unconscious in his bathroom, fell, and hit his skull on the bathroom floor, as per authorities.
Investigators think Saget awoke groggily and found his way back to his hotel room, where he smacked his head on the headboard once more before falling unconscious for the second time and dying.
Saget’s family issued a statement
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“Bob died as a result of head trauma, according to the authorities.”
They came to the conclusion that he banged the back of his head on this by mistake, ignored it, and went back to sleep. “There were no drugs or alcohol engaged,” the Saints said.
Early reports of trauma to Saget’s head sparked suspicion that foul play may have played a role in the comedian’s murder.
Saget’s wounds looked to go beyond what one would expect to find after a fall in the restroom, according to Dr. Jason Freeman, a neurology and strokes expert, who did not rule out additional falls on MSNBC.
“I believe the coroner’s results raise some concerns regarding the kind and extent of the wounds.”
“When we observe slip and falls in the bathroom, it’s usually because someone knocks the back of their skull on the bathtub or the marble bathroom,” Freeman explained.
“These wounds, as stated in the autopsy report, appear to be more serious. I believe this is when, as you mentioned in your opening, some health doctors began to hypothesize about what might have caused the actual injuries.”
Saget starred as the patriarch on the successful ABC sitcom for almost ten years, beginning in 1987 and ending in 1995 – alongside John Stamos as well as Dave Coulier, of course, his TV daughters Candace Cameron, Jodie Sweetin, Mary-Kate, and Ashley Olsen, who alternated playing Michelle.