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Police reportedly believe Bob Saget hit head on marble bathroom floor before he died

Authorities investigating Bob Saget’s death believe the “Full House” star collapsed in his hotel bathroom and struck his head on the marble floor – before he stumbled into bed, lost consciousness again and died, according to a report.

The 65-year-old actor died on Jan. 9 after suffering “blunt head trauma” at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes in Florida, an autopsy has revealed.

He suffered skull fractures so severe that one doctor reportedly speculated they could have been caused by falling from several stories or a baseball bat attack.

Investigators now believe Saget lost consciousness in the bathroom, fell backward onto the marble floor and stuck his head, People magazine reports.

Bob Saget was found dead at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes resort hotel.
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Orlando Ritz Carlton where Bob Saget died
The last time Bob Saget was seen on surveillance camera, he was walking down the long corridor toward his room.
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He is believed to have regained consciousness and stumbled into bed before losing consciousness again and dying, according to the mag.

Saget’s time of death was estimated to be about 4 a.m., some 12 hours before his body was found, People said.

“It’s definitely an unusual case. There are still a lot of unanswered questions,” an Orange County Sheriff’s deputy told the outlet.

Kelly Rizzo Instagram post, Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, in tribute of her late husband comedian Bob Saget.
Kelly Rizzo, has explained that the late actor’s recent battle with COVID-19 was “not anything serious.”
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Kelly Rizzo and Bob Saget attend Wheelhouse and Rally's celebrity and content-creator private fund raise event, with rare collectibles on display from sports, culture and history on October 13, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
A Florida judge has granted Bob Saget’s family a temporary injunction to block the release of photos and records.
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When he arrived at the swanky hotel, Saget “was cracking jokes, waving to people in the lobby,” an employee told the mag in the latest issue.

“When people asked for selfies, he would run over and grab their phones to take the pictures with them, joking the whole time. He was a ball happy, positive energy,” the staffer said.

The last time he was seen on surveillance camera, he was exiting an elevator on the ninth floor and walking down the long corridor toward his room, People reported.

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Authorities investigating Bob Saget’s death believe he collapsed in his hotel bathroom and struck his head on the marble floor.
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Authorities who have seen the video told the mag that nothing appeared out of the ordinary before he entered his room at 2:17 a.m. and hung a “Do Not Disturb” sign on the doorknob.

The medical examiner has noted that Saget’s respiratory system was “COVID-positive.”

Saget’s widow, Kelly Rizzo, has explained that the late actor’s recent battle with COVID-19 — which he had revealed on a podcast a few days before his death — was “not anything serious.”

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Bob Saget’s respiratory system was “COVID-positive.”
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Comedian Bob Saget performs onstage during day three of KAABOO Texas at AT&T Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Arlington, Texas.
Bob Saget “was cracking jokes, waving to people in the lobby” when he arrived at the hotel.
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His death was ruled accidental and authorities have said there were no signs of foul play or drugs at the scene.

A Florida judge has granted Saget’s family a temporary injunction to block the release of photos and records connected to the investigation of his fatal injury.

As the probe nears the end, those close to Saget are focusing on their fond memories.

“We all want to keep Bob’s legacy alive,” “Full House” co-star Candace Cameron Bure told People. “I want to share things about Bob and share about the laughs and the good times. That part feels comforting.”

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