Comedian Bob Saget died of head trauma and slept after accident, says family

Full House actor and American stand-up comedian Bob Saget died at the age of 65 at a hotel, with his cause of death since being revealed.

Bob's family have announced that the comedian died after an accidental blow to the head on January 10.

The actor was staying at a hotel in Florida in Orlando and was midway through his solo stand-up show Bob Saget: I Don't Do Negative Comedy Tour.

In their statement, the Saget family said: "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."

Bob played Danny Tanner, a widowed father of three daughters, in Full House from 1987 to 1995 and reprised the role in 2016 when Netflix revived the programme for a further five seasons.

He was pronounced dead at the scene after deputies responded to a call about a man who was found unresponsive at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lake hotel.

Following Bob's death, an outpouring of affection from fans and co-stars was displayed over social media.

Full House actress Candace Cameron Bure wrote: "He was a brother to us guys, a father to us girls and a friend to all of us."

TV presenter Jimmy Kimmell penned: "Bob was the sweetest. He was the sweetest man, and the reason people wrote that is because it's true."

Actor Adam Sandler tweeted: "Great man. Funny as hell. Such a nice person."

In the statement, the family said it had been overwhelmed with "the incredible outpouring of love from Bob's fans" and were comforted by it.

His family said: "As we continue to mourn together, we ask everyone to remember the love and laughter that Bob brought to this world.

"And the lessons he taught us all: to be kind to everyone, to let the people you love know you love them, and to face difficult times with hugs and laughter."

He also hosted America's Funniest Home Videos from 1989 to 1997.

The actor leaves behind his wife Kelly Rizzo, who he married in 2018 and his three kids from his previous marriage to Sherri Kramer.

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