Bob Saget died in bed months after joking his wife’s favorite movies pointed to him being found dead in bed.
In an October edition of his podcast “Bob Saget’s Here for You”, the comedian and his wife, Kelly Rizzo, were comparing favorite movies.
Rizzo listed “The Godfather”, “Scarface”, “Casino” and “Goodfellas” as some of her favorites.
“So, I don’t have long to live if these are your favorites,” Saget replied, joking “I’m going to be found dead in bed.”
“You better watch out,”Rizzo teasingly responded.
When the initial autopsy results of the 65-year-old’s death were released, credible medical experts questioned the initial medical conclusion that he fell and went to sleep, never to awaken.
“When you read this autopsy report, that may still be the case, but it was a very significant blow to the head,” CNN Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta said at the time. He explained the skull fractures were serious enough to stretch from the back of Saget’s head around to his right temporal bone and noted additional fractures on the front of his skull as he pointed to the area above both eyes.
Gupta said he would have thought Saget had hit his head several times during a fall down a flight of stairs or maybe been in a car accident where he wasn’t wearing his seat belt, if he had looked at the results without having been told the coroner’s conclusion.
The comedian and actor, know for his role on the long-running sitcom “Full House” and as host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos”, died in his room at the Ritz-Carlton hotel, in Orlando, Florida.
Orange County Sherriff Deputies responded to a call from hotel staff and their immediate investigation determined no foul play was involved, according to a statement released by Sheriff John Pina at the time.
Houston Methodist neurosurgery chair Dr. Gavin Britz, was also unconvinced Saget’s injury could occur from a fall in a hotel room, according to a report in the Western Journal.
“This is significant trauma,” Britz reportedly said. “This is something I find with someone with a baseball bat to the head, or who has fallen from 20 or 30 feet.”
Rizzo, and her three daughters, Aubrey, Lara and Jennifer, Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the medical examiner’s office and the Orange County sheriff to prevent the release of any records related to his death.
“Plaintiffs will suffer irreparable harm in the form of extreme mental pain, anguish, and emotional distress if Defendants release the Records in response to public records requests or otherwise disseminate the Records for any other reason or purpose,” argued attorneys.
A Florida judge Wednesday granted a temporary injunction blocking release of photographs, video, audio recordings and information related to Saget’s cause of death.
Sheriff Mina plans to fight the lawsuit, according to the Inside Edition report.
“While we are sensitive to the family’s concerns about the right to privacy, that must be balanced with our commitment to transparency, compliance with the law and the public’s right to know,” Mina said in a email statement.
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