Bob Saget: New details surrounding death released

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Bob Saget's cause of death remains unknown, but new details surrounding the sad incident have emerged on Monday after an autopsy was completed.

"An autopsy was performed this morning on Robert Lane Saget. Mr. Saget is a 65-year-old male, who was found unresponsive in his hotel room. At this time, there is no evidence of drug use or foul play," Orange and Osceola Counties chief medical examiner Joshua Stephany told Yahoo Entertainment in a statement.

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Bob Saget was found dead in his Ritz-Carlton hotel room in Orlando, Florida on Jan. 9. Photo: Getty

"The cause and manner of death are pending further studies and investigation which may take up to 10-12 weeks to complete," Joshua said. "Our condolences go out to Mr. Saget's loved ones during this difficult time."

According to a report released by the Orange County Sheriff's Office, Saget was discovered by hotel security on Sunday afternoon after his family requested a wellness check. The comedian was found deceased "in a supine position on his bed."

The supine position means lying horizontally with the face and torso facing up.

"I checked the immediate area for signs of foul play. It should be noted none were found. The room itself was orderly with items owned by Mr. Saget on the nightstand, television stand, closet and bathroom," the report reads, with the responding officer stating "no signs of trauma were seen."

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Bob Saget cause of death has not yet been revealed. Photo: AP

Saget was staying at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida. The comedian was on tour and performed a two-hour standup set the night before his death. He used his room key to enter his hotel room at 2:17am early on Sunday morning, the incident report reveals.

"Family members" contacted hotel security to check on his well-being and "several attempts" were made to open the door after check out time, the report says. When security entered the room all the lights were off. The man checked to see if Saget was breathing, but he was "cold to the touch." Security called 911.

"We have an unresponsive guest in a room," someone from the hotel says, according to the 911 call obtained by Yahoo Entertainment. The man says the guest is "not responsive, not breathing" and had "no pulse."

Saget was declared dead at 4:18pm local time. Hotel management informed Saget's wife, Kelly Rizzo, of his passing. Homicide was notified, which is standard process. "All deaths, whether they are natural, suicide, overdose or homicide are always looked at by the homicide unit," police clarified on Monday.

The Orange and Osceola Counties Medical Examiner's Office will determine cause of death.

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Tributes flooded social media after the death of the Full House star. Photo: Getty

"We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today," the Saget family said in a statement on Sunday.

"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."

Tributes flooded social media after news of his death was confirmed.

"I am broken. I am gutted. I am in complete and utter shock. I will never ever have another friend like him. I love you so much Bobby," John Stamos tweeted in a heartfelt tribute to his former Full House co-star.

Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen also shared a rare public statement revealing they were “deeply saddened” over the news of Bob's death.

"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,” Mary-Kate and Ashley said in a statement.

"We are thinking of his daughters, wife and family and are sending our condolences."

The Olsen twins played the shared role of Michelle Tanner, the youngest TV daughter of Bob Saget’s character Danny Tanner. They starred alongside Saget from 1987 to 1995.

Additional reporting by Taryn Ryder.

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