The Orange County Sheriff’s Office released a report on Monday about their investigation into the death of legendary comedian Bob Saget, who was found dead in a Florida hotel room Sunday.
“The report states that Saget was expected to check out Sunday and his family had been unable to get ahold of him,” WESH-TV reported. “Family members contacted Ritz-Carlton security who sent a team member to perform a welfare check.”
When security entered the room, all the lights were off and things were described as “orderly.”
According to the report, Saget’s “left arm was across his chest while his right arm was resting on the bed. No signs of trauma were seen.”
Saget was on the bed and was “cold to the touch, yellow and clammy.”
Dr. Joshua Stephany, Chief Medical Examiner for Orange and Osceola Counties, released the following initial autopsy report on Monday:
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. Sagets loved ones during this difficult time.
— Josh Benson (@WFLAJosh) January 10, 2022
“Earlier today, deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for a call about an unresponsive man in a hotel room,” the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement on Sunday. “The man was identified as Robert Saget & pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case.”
Saget was in Jacksonville doing a show on Saturday night and tweeted a shout out to fans during the early morning hours on Sunday.
“Loved tonight’s show @PV_ConcertHall in Jacksonville. Appreciative audience,” Saget tweeted. “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 BobSaget.com for my dates in 2022.”
TMZ, which was the first to report the news, highlighted Saget’s career:
Saget played the patriarch on the hit ABC sitcom for almost 10 years, landing the lead star role in 1987 and finishing out its first iteration in ’95 — opposite stars John Stamos, Dave Coulier, of course … not to mention his TV daughters, Candace Cameron, Jodie Sweetin as well as Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who swapped the duties of portraying Michelle.
In addition to his stand-up and ‘Full House’ fame … Saget will also be remembered as a fan fave on “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” of which he served as host from ’89 to ’97, running concurrently with his time/tone on ‘FH.’ Speaking of Mr. Tanner … he reprised his role for Netflix’s reboot of the franchise, “Fuller House,” which ran for 4 years and ended in 2020.
Bob’s other notable acting credits include … a recurring role on ‘Entourage,’ in which he played a zany version of himself, the narrator’s voice of ‘How I Met Your Mother,’ another sitcom he starred in called ‘Raising Dad,’ one of the penguins in “Farce of the Penguins,” the lead in “Surviving Suburbia,” and a standout cameo in ‘Half Baked’ as a recovering crack head … among many, many other appearances on film and television over the years.
This report has been updated to include additional information.