Bob Saget's tragic cause of death revealed one month after he was found dead in hotel

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Bob Saget's family revealed his cause of death on Wednesday, one month after the Full House star unexpectedly died at 65.

"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. 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," the family said in a statement to Yahoo Entertainment.

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Bob Saget died at the age of 64 one month ago. Photo: Getty

"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.

"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 was signed, "the Saget Family."

The comedian is survived by his wife, Kelly Rizzo, and his three adult daughters.

Saget, who was on tour at the time, was found dead in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando on Jan. 9.

He had performed a two-hour set in the Jacksonville the previous night. The local sheriff's department quickly announced that there was no sign of drugs or foul play.

In a tweet the Orange County Sheriff's Office said: "Earlier today, deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for a call about an unresponsive man in a hotel room.

"The man was identified as Robert Saget & pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case."

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Bob Saget was most famous for starring as Danny Tanner in Full House. Photo: Getty

The family gave a heartfelt statement when he died: "We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today. He was everything to us and we want you to know how much he loved his fans, performing live and bringing people from all walks of life together with laughter. Though we ask for privacy at this time, we invite you to join us in remembering the love and laughter that Bob brought to the world."

Earlier Wednesday, hours before Saget's cause of death was released, Rizzo shared her latest social media tribute to Saget, She remembered him as someone who wanted everyone else to be enjoying life to the fullest. To that end, she shared footage of them indulging in food and drinks at restaurants or elsewhere, which she called, their "happy place together."

Along with his iconic near 10-year role on Full House, Saget also hosted America's Funniest Home Videos from 1989 to '97 and made a name for himself with his raunchy brand of standup comedy.

He returned as Danny for Netflix's Fuller House reboot in 2016, reuniting with his former co-stars John Stamos (Jesse Katsopolis), Dave Coulier (Joey Gladstone) and Lori Loughlin (Rebecca Donaldson-Katsopolis).

Saget was the voice behind Ted Mosby, the narrator of How I Met Your Mother for nine seasons and in 2014 he released an autobiography, Dirty Daddy.

Additional reporting by Raechal Shewfelt.

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