Bob Saget 'may have suffered heart attack or stroke as cops rule out drugs'

BOB Saget may have died from a sudden medical emergency such as a heart attack or stroke, reports claim.

The late actor, who was best known to his role in the 90’s sitcom Full House, was discovered unconscious by Ritz-Carlton Orlando hotel security staff on Sunday.

According to TMZ, the comedian was found lying face-up on the bed, with his left arm across his chest, and his right arm lying beside him.

And after he was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities now believe that his cause of his death could be a heart attack, the outlet added.

Cops have already ruled out foul play.

The Sheriff's Department and the fire department first responded to the hotel at around 4pm ET on Sunday.

Bob, who had performed a show in Jacksonville the night before, reportedly got into his hotel room at 2:17am.

Investigators say that it showed no indication of a disturbance or issue in the night.



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The Orange County Sheriff's Office earlier issued a statement that read: "Earlier today, deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for a call about an unresponsive man in a hotel room.

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

Police are also said to be investigating reports that Bob may have been battling coronavirus in the led up to his death.

And after a preliminary autopsy took place on Monday, the medical examiner's office said that further studies and investigations into his death "may take up to 10-12 weeks to complete."

They added that "a follow up press statement will be released" when the report has been finalized.


Saget was best known for his role as Danny Tanner, the patriarch of the Tanner family in Full House.

He played the role alongside a slew of talented actors who chose to release statements about his death.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen said they were “deeply saddened” about Saget’s passing.

“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,” the siblings said.

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

John Stamos, who played Uncle Jesse, tweeted: “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.”

“I don’t know what to say,” wrote Candace Cameron Bure, who played DJ Tanner. “I have no words. Bob was one of the best human beings I’ve ever known in my life. I loved him so much.”


Multiple tributes by celebrities and fans were also posted online almost immediately after the news of Saget's death.

Comedian Nikki Glaser wrote: "I’ll miss Bob Saget so much. He was as kind as he was funny."

Star Trek actor, George Takei, said he was "deeply saddened" to learn of Saget's "untimely" passing.

"Beloved by millions as America’s Dad, he was a regular presence in our living rooms, bringing to us the funniest videos and countless belly laughs. Gone too soon, like so many of the brightest souls."

Bobby Lee called Saget "one of the nicest guys in this business."

"My heart is broken," he added.


Saget’s family broke their silence following the actor and comedian’s shocking death.

“We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away,” the family said in a statement.

“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.”

Saget’s family asked for privacy at this time but invited fans to “join us in remembering the love and laughter that Bob brought to the world.”

He is survived by his wife, Kelly Rizzo, and his three daughters Lara, Aubrey and Jennifer from his first marriage to Sherri Kramer.

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