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A shocking new report out suggests that the late Bob Saget may have died suddenly from a heart attack or stroke due to his recent battle with Covid. He was fully vaccinated and got the booster shot a month ago. Saget died while on a comedy tour in Florida at the young age of 65 and seemed to be in very good health. The nation was shocked to hear of his death.
Saget, who starred in Full House and suffered a heart attack or stroke in his Orlando hotel, and police suspect he may have suffered a heart attack or stroke. Authorities are investigating his revelation that he had recently diagnosed with Covid-19 days before his death.
According to law enforcement sources, authorities believe Saget, 65, may have suffered a medical emergency since they found no evidence of foul play or drug use and have not yet conducted a toxicology report.
It was reported yesterday that Saget was found lying in the supine position (face-up) on his hotel bed ‘cold to the touch… His left arm was across his chest while his right arm was resting on the bed’. It has been suggested that the position could be indicative of a heart attack.
A police investigation is also underway into Saget’s revelation during a podcast recording last week that he had recently been afflicted with Covid-19, and whether the virus may have caused blood clots or another side effect that contributed to his death on Sunday.
Saget revealed recently that he had battled Covid-19 in an appearance on ‘A Corporate Time with Tom & Dan’. While he didn’t specify exactly when he caught the virus, he mentioned the Omicron version that was discovered last November, which indicates he must have been infected recently.
While Saget called Covid ‘not good,’ he later joked about dying from the virus to drum up interest in his upcoming stand-up tour in 2022.
The Orange County Medical Examiner’s Office, which was charged with determining what killed Saget, says it will take another ten to 12 weeks to determine his cause of death.
Following a stand-up performance in Jacksonville, Florida, the night before, he was found in his room at 4 pm on Sunday by staff at The Ritz-Carlton, Orlando.
Loved tonight’s show @PV_ConcertHall in Jacksonville. Appreciative audience. Thanks again to @RealTimWilkins for opening. I had no idea I did a 2 hr set tonight. I’m happily addicted again to this shit. Check https://t.co/nqJyTiiezU for my dates in 2022. pic.twitter.com/pEgFuXxLd3
— bob saget (@bobsaget) January 9, 2022
The hotel was contacted by family members concerned about Saget’s condition on Sunday afternoon, and a security officer entered room 962. According to the police report, Saget was “unresponsive and not breathing.”
As heard in the 911 audio, an officer is heard saying, ‘We have an unresponsive guest in a room.’ My officer is telling me there’s no pulse. Not responsive, not breathing, and no pulse.’
Saget was declared dead 11 minutes after the 911 call, at 4:18 pm, according to the report. The responding officer did not see anything suspicious.
As a result of Saget’s unexpected passing, Kelly Rizzo said yesterday that she was ‘completely shattered and in disbelief.’
‘My whole heart. Bob was my absolute everything. I am so completely shattered and in disbelief. I am so deeply touched by the outpouring of love and tribute from our friends, family, his fans and his peers.’
According to the police report, ‘Mr. Saget used his room key to enter the room at 0217 hours this date. As previously stated several attempts were made to open the door, after check out time, by hotel security for their check of well-being.’
‘Mr. Harrison received no response after knocking several times and attempted to gain entry. Mr. Harrison entered the room and noted all the lights were off. He proceeded to the bedroom and located Mr. Saget in his bed.
‘He stated Mr. Saget was cold to the touch.’ When he checked to see if there was breath or pulse, neither was found. During this time, he had dispatch dial 911.
‘I checked the immediate area for signs of foul play. It should be noted none were found. The room itself was orderly with items owned by Mr. Saget on the nightstand, television stand, closet and bathroom,’ he stated.
‘Mr. Saget was found in a supine position on his bed. His left arm was across his chest while his right arm was resting on the bed. No signs of trauma were seen.’
As a matter of routine, a homicide team was called and officers told Saget’s next-of-kin about the tragic news.
‘Corporal Brian Meadows (HO11) responded to the scene with the Forensics Unit. While on scene, hotel management spoke with Mr. Saget’s wife, Kelly Rizzo, over the phone to inform her of his passing,’ according to the report.
‘This decision was made after consulting with their legal team. The scene was turned over to Homicide while maintained scene security for the duration.’
In a separate release, the Sheriff’s office stated Saget’s death was not being investigated as a homicide.
‘All deaths, whether they are natural, suicide, overdose or homicide are always looked at by the homicide unit. That is our process here at the Sheriff’s Office. There is nothing to be drawn from that.’
There were medication items ‘present’ in the hotel room – but they are not listed, according to the police report. The medical history entry for Saget reads, ‘unknown.’
During an interview with Joshua Stephany, MD, chief medical examiner for Orange and Osceola Counties, he warned that determining the cause of death could take up to three months.
‘An autopsy was performed this morning on Robert Lane Saget. Mr. Saget is a 65-year-old male, who was found unresponsive in his hotel room. At this time, there is no evidence of drug use or foul play.
‘The cause and manner of death are pending further studies and investigation which may take up to 10-12 weeks to complete. When the autopsy report has been finalized, a follow up press statement will be released. Our condolences go out to Mr. Saget’s loved ones during this difficult time.’
Despite being in great spirits and healthy, Saget died in his sleep suddenly, according to one report.
Loving beyond words being on tour —And doing an all new show of standup and music. Hope to see you out there. More dates being added continually as we go further into 2022… For tickets, go to: https://t.co/nqJyTi0Dbk pic.twitter.com/ECSOpGt1K0
— bob saget (@bobsaget) December 9, 2021
In a podcast, Saget said he had gotten his booster shot a month earlier after being fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
‘It is not good, it does not feel good — I had it,’ Saget said on the podcast. ‘At one point Omicron was opening for Delta, but then Omicron got so big, Delta’s opening now.’
Saget’s last post on Instagram, which he made the day before, said that he was ‘loving every minute’ of being back on stage.
‘Okay, I loved tonight’s show in Jacksonville. Really nice audience. Lots of positivity. Happened last night in Orlando last night at the Hard Rock Live too. Very appreciative and fun audiences. Thanks again to @comediantimwilkins for opening.
‘I had no idea I did a two hour set tonight. I’m back in comedy like I was when I was 26. I guess I’m finding my new voice and loving every moment of it.
‘A’ight, see you in two weeks Jan. 28 & 29 with my brother @therealmikeyoung – And check BobSaget.com for my dates in 2022 – – Goin’ everywhere until I get the special shot. And then probably keep going cause I’m addicted to this s**t. Peace out.’
Before his death, Saget had speculated about the afterlife days before his own unexpected death while paying tribute to fellow departed star Betty White, a well-known actress who died just nine days prior.
Saget remembered White following her death on Dec. 31 at age 99 on Instagram that day to discuss the beloved comedy icon’s career as well as tell a story about meeting her.
Saget, who was raised Jewish, ended his sentimental post by speculating about where White is now, noting that she believed she would reunite with her husband, Allen Ludden, in the afterlife:
“She always said the love of her life was her husband, Allen Ludden, who she lost in 1981. Well, if things work out by Betty’s design— in the afterlife, they are reunited,” Saget wrote. “I don’t know what happens when we die, but if Betty says you get to be with the love of your life, then I happily defer to Betty on this,” Saget wrote.
Saget’s post seems prophetic as he died within days of White. Saget, who often contemplated the death of his loved ones, had made it his life’s mission to bring awareness to finding a cure for a disease called scleroderma, the autoimmune disease which took his sister’s life in 1985.
Fox News reported, “In addition to doing a lot of charitable work throughout the rest of his career to combat the disease, Saget turned his grief into art in the 1996 TV movie “For Hope.” Starring Dana Delaney, the story was loosely based on Gay’s struggle and helped raise awareness of the disease.
Saget’s Jewish identity was important to him.