Bob Saget found dead on his bed by hotel staff, report says
Comedian and actor Bob Saget was found dead lying face down on his bed in a luxury Florida hotel room with no signs of trauma, according to a report from the Sheriff’s Office on Monday.
There was no sign of foul play and the room itself was in order, “with items belonging to Mr. Saget on the bedside table, TV cabinet, closet and bathroom”, according to the report from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
Saget’s left arm was on his chest and his right arm was resting on his bed when MPs and paramedics arrived at his room at the Ritz Carlton in Orlando on Sunday and pronounced him dead, according to the report.
Saget was scheduled to vacate his room on Sunday, and when his family members were unable to contact him, they contacted the hotel’s security team, who dispatched a security guard to his room, according to the report.
When security guard, Jody Lee Harrison, entered the room, all the lights were off. He found Saget on the bed and cold to the touch, Harrison told MPs, according to the report.
Harrison checked Saget’s breathing and pulse, and when he couldn’t find any, he asked hotel security to call 911, according to the report.
“We have an unresponsive guest in a room,” an unidentified man from the hotel said when calling 911. “Not responsive. No breathing and no pulse.
Saget was pronounced dead shortly before 4:20 p.m. ET. His room key indicated that he entered the room shortly before 2:20 a.m. ET, according to the report.
His body was sent to the local medical examiner’s office, who said in an email that it could take up to four months from the date of the exam to complete an autopsy report.
Saget was best known for his role as beloved single father, Danny Tanner, on the sitcom “Full House” and as the sarcastic host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” He was 65 years old.
Saget was in Florida as part of his “I Don’t Do Negative Comedy Tour”. After warm receptions from the public at his concerts Friday in Orlando and Saturday at the resort town of Ponte Vedra Beach, he celebrated online.
“I’m back in comedy like I was when I was 26. Guess I’m finding my new voice and loving every moment,” he posted on Instagram on Saturday.
In a statement on Sunday, members of Saget’s family said they were “devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob has passed away today …. Although we are asking for confidentiality at this time, we invite you to to join us in remembering the love and laughter Bob brought to the world. “
The report from the sheriff’s office says hotel management informed Saget’s wife, Kelly Rizzo, of her husband’s death.
The other comedians and friends praised Saget not only for his wit, but also for his kindness.
“I’m broken. I’m drained. I’m in utter shock and utter shock. I’ll never have another friend like him,” wrote John Stamos, who starred with Saget on “Full House.” “I love you so much Bobby.”