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Following the tragic death of a sitcom and comedic legend, the family of Bob Saget has filed a lawsuit to stop the public release of the investigation records. Since his passing, which was confirmed on January 9, 2022, it has been revealed that the late actor, 65, died from head trauma. According to the chief medical examiners for Orange and Osceola counties in Florida, the cause of death was an accident and there were no signs of foul play or drug use. Hours before his death, Saget performed a comedy show at Ponte Vedra.

Saget’s widow, Kelly Rizzo, and his three daughters filed the lawsuit and are seeking an injunction that would prevent the release of autopsy information, including photographs, video, and audio records that detail Saget’s death. In addition, the family has expressed that the release of any aforementioned records would cause irreparable harm against their family. Despite media requests for the release of the information, Saget’s wife and three daughters argue that the disclosure of the information would not satisfy or serve the public interest. Based on this claim, a circuit court judge granted the temporary injunction until a future decision could be reached in court.

While the specific details of reports and investigation records will be kept from the public eye, a medical examiner did disclose that, based on his assessment, Saget died from blunt head trauma. According to the medical examiner’s opinion, the injuries, which included frontal bone fractures and a fracture positioned at the base of his skull, likely occurred when Saget was alone. After speaking with authorities and at the conclusion of the investigation, Saget’s family reasoned that that actor accidentally hit his head and then went to sleep without seeking medical attention. In the weeks following his death, Bob Saget has been remembered for his comedic talent, his role as Danny Tanner on Full House, and his position as the first host of America’s Funniest Home Videos.