Comedian and actor Bob Saget’s cause of death was revealed by his family on Wednesday, coming about a month after he was found dead in a Florida hotel room.
A statement from the “Full House” star’s family said he died from head trauma. Saget, they said, accidentally hit his head on something and went to sleep. They did not elaborate on how he hit his head or what object his head struck.
“In the weeks since Bob’s passing, we have been overwhelmed with the incredible outpouring of love from Bob’s fans, which has been a great comfort to us and for which we are eternally grateful,” the family said on Wednesday in a statement to news outlets. “Now that we have the final conclusions from the authorities’ investigation, we felt it only proper that the fans hear those conclusions directly from us.”
After hitting his head, Saget allegedly “thought nothing of it and went to sleep” before his death, according to his family. No drugs or alcohol were involved, Saget’s family continued.
“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,” the statement said.
Unconfirmed reports on Wednesday said he died specifically of “brain bleed.” Those reports cited anonymous sources.
Saget was found dead in his hotel room in Orlando, Florida, on Jan. 9, just hours after he posted to Twitter about a show he performed in Jacksonville.
After confirming his death, authorities said there were no signs of foul play or drugs at the scene. Following his death, there was an outpouring of grief online.
“Bob was the most loving, compassionate, and generous man. We are deeply saddened that he is no longer with us but know that he will continue to be by our side to guide us as gracefully as he always has,” the Olsen twins told news outlets last month.
“I am broken. I am gutted. I am in complete and utter shock. I will never ever have another friend like him,” wrote John Stamos, who co-starred with Saget on “Full House.” “I love you so much Bobby.”
“I have no words. Bob was one of the best humans beings I’ve ever known in my life. I loved him so much,” said Candace Cameron Bure, who played Saget’s daughter on “Full House.”
Saget is survived by his wife, Kelly Rizzo, and their three children.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.