Authorities in Florida have released new details about the discovery of an unresponsive Bob Saget in his hotel room Sunday.
Saget, 65, was pronounced dead late Sunday afternoon after a successful stand-up comedy performance the night before in Ponte Vedra Beach. The comedian and actor was reportedly scheduled to check out of the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando on Sunday, and concerned family members contacted the hotel when they were unable to reach him.
Citing police documents, the Associated Press reports that the hotel sent a security officer to Saget’s room, and the security officer found the actor unresponsive on the hotel room bed. Hotel security dispatch called 911, and emergency responders arrived to the room. Saget was pronounced dead at 4:20 p.m. on Sunday.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, police said on Sunday that investigators found no signs of foul play or drug use. Chief Medical Examiner Joshua Stephany confirmed the same on Monday after an autopsy was completed.
Though the autopsy has been done, the medical examiner’s determination about a cause and manner of death is still pending additional testing, and a final result may not be available for another 10-12 weeks, the Associated Press reports.
According to the new report, Saget was lying on his bed with his left arm across his chest and his right arm by his side when the security officer entered the room. All of the lights were off, and the room was in order. Investigators found personal items belonging to the actor in the room, closet, and bathroom. Saget had reportedly entered the room at 2:20 a.m., not long before he posted on social media about how much he enjoyed his recent performances on his “I Don’t Do Negative Comedy Tour.”
“I had no idea I did a two hour set tonight,” Saget wrote in an Instagram post. “I’m back in comedy like I was when I was 26. I guess I’m finding my new voice and loving every moment of it.”
The hotel security officer reportedly told police that Saget’s body was cold to the touch, and that the actor was not breathing, and had no pulse.
In an appearance on a podcast that aired on January 5, Saget revealed that he had experienced symptomatic covid, but he did not specify exactly when.
“It is not good. It does not feel good. I had it,” Saget said on “A Corporate Time with Tom and Dan,” E! News reports.
“I don’t know if I had Delta or I might have had a combo. They might have been working together … “I think at one point Omicron was opening for Delta, but Omicron got too big, Delta is opening now for Omicron.”
According to the same report, Saget said on another podcast appearance in December that he had recently received his booster shot.
CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.
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