Bob Saget’s Family Files Lawsuit to Keep Death Investigation Details Private
Full House star Bob Saget was found dead in his hotel room at age 65. Over a month after his funeral, the comedian’s family is suing to keep the details of his death investigation confidential. Here are all the details we know so far.
Bob Saget’s family revealed his cause of death after a month-long investigation
On Jan. 9, Bob Saget was discovered dead in a hotel room in Orlando, Florida, the day after he performed a two-hour stand-up comedy set. The comedian’s cause of death remained unknown for one month as officials conducted an investigation.
On Feb. 9, the actor’s family released a statement to People revealing that Bob Saget’s cause of death was head trauma, and no foul play was suspected. The Full House star is survived by his wife, Kelly Rizzo, and his three daughters, Aubrey, Lara, and Jennifer, whom he shared with his ex-wife Sherri Kramer.
“The authorities have determined that Bob passed from head trauma,” the Saget family revealed in their statement. “They have concluded that he accidentally hit the back of his head on something, thought nothing of it and went to sleep. No drugs or alcohol were involved.”
CNN reported that a PCR test showed that the comedian was positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) when he died. Saget disclosed in December 2021 that he had the coronavirus, and PCR tests can yield positive results weeks after recovery.
Bob Saget’s family sued to keep details of the comedian’s death private
On Feb. 15, People reported that Bob Saget’s family filed a lawsuit against Orange County Sheriff John Mina and the District Nine Medical Examiner’s Office to stop them from releasing documents related to the comedian’s death. Saget’s wife, Kelly Rizzo, and his three daughters are all involved in the lawsuit.
Saget’s family claimed that releasing further details about his death would only cause
“irreparable harm in the form of extreme mental pain, anguish, and emotional distress.”
They added that “no legitimate public interest would be served by the release or dissemination of the records to the public.”
The ‘Full House’ star’s family has been granted a temporary injunction
On Feb. 16, ABC News reported that Circuit Court Judge Vincent Chiu granted Bob Saget’s family a temporary injunction. The order disallows the sheriff and the medical examiner’s office from releasing the comedian’s death records.
The injunction is a temporary measure that will remain in place until the court reaches a final decision on Saget’s family’s lawsuit.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office released a statement saying that while it is “sensitive” to the family’s privacy concerns, they “must be balanced with our commitment to transparency, compliance with the law, and the public’s right to know.”