Fans are getting a bit more insight into Bob Saget and his final hours.
On Tuesday, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department released photographs of Bob Saget’s hotel room where he was found dead. The “Full House” star had been staying in a suite at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Florida.
How Did Bob Saget Die In His Hotel Room?
At this time, it is still not immediately clear how Bob Saget passed away in his hotel room on January 9. The hotel staff entered his hotel room at around 4 PM in the afternoon to find the “How I Met Your Mother” narrator unresponsive in bed. They called the police, who found that Saget had passed away at the scene. They immediately ruled out drug use or foul play at the time.
Surveillance footage also ruled out foul play, as surveillance footage from the hotel corridor showed Bob Saget entering his hotel room just past 2 AM. An autopsy estimated his time of death to be around 4 AM. No one was seen entering or leaving the hotel room and Saget had locked the hotel door behind him after he entered.
Although fans initially suspected that he might have passed away from a heart attack or a stroke, the autopsy revealed that Saget had actually passed away from blunt force trauma. No drugs or alcohol were found in his system at the time of death. However, it remains a mystery what Saget could have struck his head on, as the injury was so severe that it caused a brain bleed.
Bob Saget Might Have Hit His Head On The Headboard Or A Carpeted Floor
As The Blast previously reported, officials found no blood or hair on the bathroom counters. They theorized at the time that it was possible that Saget hit his head on the bathroom floor but did not state if any blood was found there.
An autopsy report conducted by Chief Medical Examiner Joshua Stephany, M.D. in January indicated that “the amount of force necessary to cause the fracture, coupled with the fact that the skin on the back of the head was still intact, led him to believe that the injury was most likely caused by ‘something hard, covered by something soft.’” He said that it was possible that Saget had suffered “a fall onto a carpeted floor.”
The report indicated that there were no signs of blood on the bedsheets or the bedspread. The photographs that were released by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department show the sheets looking wrinkled, but there are no signs of blood anywhere on the sheets.
“The countertops, tables, nightstands, and other hard furniture in the room all had sharply defined edges and corners and were thought to be unlikely due to the fact that they would have lacerated the skin,” the report stated. “The counters in the bathroom and the shower stall were ruled out for the same reason. Most of the chairs and couches were thickly upholstered and were too soft to have caused the type and extent of injury Mr. Saget suffered.”
More Photos Of The Hotel Room Where He Died
The living room of the suite looks untouched, with books piled on the table and the chairs still tucked into the table.
It was speculated that Bob Saget might have hit his head on a table, but the low tables in the room show no signs of blood. Saget also suffered abrasions in the back of his skull. Medical officials have surmised that it would be unlikely for the round tables to cause the abrasions that Saget sustained.
It looks like Bob Saget might have stepped out of the shower before he passed away, as a hairdryer is plugged into the socket and a towel is lying next to the sink. Although police first suspected that he might have slipped and hit his head on the bathroom floor, the tiles look immaculately clean.
A few toiletries can be seen on a shelf in the shower.
A bath towel was found at the bottom of the tub in the bathroom. It is likely that Bob Saget took a shower before he went to bed.
These were the items that were found on Bob Saget’s nightstand. He had plugged in all of his devices for the night.