New details about Bob Saget's death emerge
“At this time, there is no evidence of drug use or foul play,” said Chief Medical Examiner Joshua Stephany
January 10, 2022 11:47pm
Updated: January 11, 2022 2:24pm
Florida authorities released new details about the death of comedian Bob Saget on Monday, including a recording of the 911 call from hotel security.
The District Nine Medical Examiner’s Office released a statement that said an autopsy was performed on Saget’s body, but the cause of death had yet to be determined.
“At this time, there is no evidence of drug use or foul play,” said Chief Medical Examiner Joshua Stephany, echoing a statement released Sunday by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. “The cause and manner of death are pending further studies and investigation which may take up to 10-12 weeks to complete.”
Saget was declared dead when discovered in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando. The Sheriff's Office reported that officers found the room orderly, with the comedian lying on his back on the bed. He had been scheduled to check out, but his family had not been able to reach him.
The Sheriff’s Office also released a recording of the 911 call from hotel security, which discovered the body when checking on Saget’s wellbeing at the request of his concerned family.
“What’s going on there?” a dispatcher asked.
“We have an unresponsive guest in the room,” the caller said. “My officer is telling me that he — that there is no pulse.”
Saget was a stand-up comedian who rose to fame as a cast member of the popular 90s sitcom Full House. His death was mourned by many, including Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson, who revealed Saget had helped him through private mental health issues.
He was in a midst of a stand-up comedy tour through Florida, last performing at the Hard Rock Live at Orlando’s Universal CityWalk on Friday night and Jacksonville on Saturday night.
Loved tonight’s show @PV_ConcertHall in Jacksonville. Appreciative audience. Thanks again to @RealTimWilkins for opening. I had no idea I did a 2 hr set tonight. I’m happily addicted again to this shit. Check https://t.co/nqJyTiiezU for my dates in 2022. pic.twitter.com/pEgFuXxLd3— bob saget (@bobsaget) January 9, 2022