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New Police Theory Says Bob Saget Died After Hitting Head On Bed’s Headboard: Report
(AUSTRALIA OUT) U.S. comedian and actor, Bob Saget, is in Sydney ahead of a stand-up comedy show in Melbourne, May 13, 2014.
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As conspiracy theories swirl over the sudden death of comedian Bob Saget at 65, authorities now think his extensive skull injuries were caused “by something connected to the bed,” according to a new report.

“Our sources say the authorities say it’s most likely Bob struck a portion of the bed’s headboard that is not padded,” TMZ reported. “We’re told it’s wood, and the best guess is he hit his head. Since he was under the covers, they believe he quickly lost consciousness. What’s interesting … although authorities on the scene felt the headboard scenario was the most likely, the Medical Examiner never mentioned it” in the official autopsy.

“Sources with direct knowledge of the investigation tell us the Medical Examiner and police are clear there was no foul play, and they’re certain the blow to his head had to happen in the hotel,” the website said, noting he would have been unable to make the two-hour drive from Jacksonville, where he had performed, to the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando with his extensive injuries.

Amid unfounded conspiracy theories that Saget was murdered, TMZ also noted that “the electronic front door lock to his hotel room shows no one else entered the room. Once Bob entered, the next time the door opened was when hotel staff found him in the afternoon.”

The autopsy has raised questions, with one doctor who has reviewed the results saying his injuries “appeared consistent with taking a baseball bat to the skull,” according to a recent report.

Saget’s family summarized the findings of the autopsy after it was complete. “The authorities have determined that Bob passed from head trauma. 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,” the family said shortly after his January 9 death.

But The Daily Mail reported on Monday that the autopsy report released last Thursday “painted a grimmer picture about such injuries, noting that he fractured his skull in multiple places and sustained bleeding across both sides of his brain.”

“Health experts are now asking how thoroughly his death was investigated and what caused [sic] have caused Saget such a ‘significant blow to the head,’ which one doctor said appeared consistent with taking a baseball bat to the skull or falling 20 to 30 feet,” The Mail wrote.

The U.K. paper cited CNN’s chief medical reporter, Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

“I think what it reveals more than anything else is this was not a simple bump on the head,” Gupta said Friday on the “New Day” program. “When you read this autopsy report that may still be the case, but it was a pretty significant blow to the head.”

Meanwhile, Saget’s family has filed a lawsuit in an effort to keep further details of the comedian’s death confidential, saying making more findings from the autopsy public would cause “anguish.” On Wednesday, a judge blocked the release of the death records.

Circuit Judge Vincent Chu determined that Saget’s family has a “clear legal right or interest in the Protected Records as the surviving spouse and children of Mr. Saget.”

Joseph Curl has covered politics for 35 years, including 12 years as White House correspondent, and ran the Drudge Report from 2010 to 2015. Send tips to [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @josephcurl.

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