On Wednesday, Bob Saget‘s cause of death was revealed a month after the star’s tragic death.
According to a statement from Saget’s family given to E! News, the veteran comedian, actor, and television host died from head trauma.
“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. “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.”
According to the statement, Saget “accidentally hit the back of his head on something, thought nothing of it and went to sleep.” The statement also noted that “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 concluded.
On Jan. 9, 2022, Saget was found dead in his Orlando hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton. He was discovered a few hours after he had performed a comedy show in Jacksonville. Authorities confirmed that no foul play was suspected at the time of his death.
In addition to his career as a standup comic and the host of “America’s Funniest Videos,” Saget was best known for playing Danny Tanner on television’s “Full House.” His most loved character was that of a single parent who teams up with his best friend and his brother-in-law to raise his three daughters after the death of his wife.
Bob Saget is survived by his wife, Kelly Rizzo, and his daughters Aubrey, Lara, and Jennifer.