Fans Speculate About Why Bob Saget’s Family Wants to Keep His Death Investigation Confidential

Bob Saget’s family filed a lawsuit to keep his death investigation records confidential one month after the actor was found in his hotel room. Following the lawsuit and comments made by the Full House star’s former castmates, fans are wondering what Saget’s family wants to keep private. Here’s what happened and what fans are saying. 

Bob Saget poses at an event.
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Bob Saget’s cause of death was unknown for 1 month after he was discovered in his hotel room

Actor Bob Saget was found dead in a hotel room in Orlando, Florida, on Jan. 9. One month later, the comedian’s family released a statement revealing his cause of death. 

“The authorities have determined that Bob passed from head trauma,” the Saget family told People. “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 Saget tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) after his death. The actor shared in December 2021 that he had the coronavirus, and PCR tests can yield positive results weeks after recovery. 

A few days after giving their statement, Saget’s family, including his wife Kelly Rizzo and his three daughters, filed a lawsuit to keep further details of the death investigation private. 

Bob Saget and Kelly Rizzo pose together at an event.
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Bob Saget’s family filed a lawsuit to keep details of his death investigation private

On Feb. 15, People reported that Bob Saget’s family filed a lawsuit against the District Nine Medical Examiner’s Office and Orange County Sheriff John Mina. The goal of the lawsuit is to prevent documents related to Saget’s death from being released.

Saget’s family claimed in court documents that releasing further details about his death would cause “irreparable harm in the form of extreme mental pain, anguish, and emotional distress.”

The day after news of the lawsuit broke, Saget’s Full House co-star Candace Cameron Bure did an interview with Fox News.

When asked about the lawsuit and whether she keeps in touch with the comedian’s family, the actor replied, “I keep in close contact with Kelly. It’s been difficult these past couple weeks because of more things that have come out and there’s a lot of questions.”

Cameron Bure added, “I’m trying honestly not to think about it, in the sense that I just want to remember Bob and what a kind and loving and amazing person that he was and let it be that.”

Bob Saget sits on a couch and smiles.
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Fans are speculating why the comedian’s family wants to block the investigation results from being released

Bob Saget’s fans are wondering why his family doesn’t want the details of his death released. Some are saying it’s understandable to want as much privacy as possible, while others are speculating that there is something to hide.

One fan tweeted, “Whenever the family wants to hide the cause of death, then its either suicide or drug related.” Another fan commented on a story about the lawsuit by tweeting, “But why? Unless it’s to hide something 🤔”

One fan supported Saget’s family by tweeting, “They announced (not hid) the cause of Saget’s death to his fans. They didn’t anticipate the rampant covid-skeptic, anti-vax, conspiracy-theory, foul-play & self-harm speculators coming out in droves trying to ruin his reputation or try to ‘prove’ something that’s not there.”

Another fan defended the public’s right to know the details of Saget’s death by tweeting, “It is EVERYBODY’S business dude, They’re PUBLIC RECORDS. If every news channel has room to post stories about his death, then they have room for further relevant autopsy details. What are they trying to hide?”

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