Updated: Mar 23
So How Did He Have Such Severe Skull Fractures?
New photos released from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office show a padded headboard and carpeted floor in comedian Bob Saget’s Ritz-Carlton hotel room.
The 65-year-old comedian was found dead in a hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton by housekeeping in January.
Saget had suffered a fracture at the base of his skull AND fractures around his eye sockets when he was found dead in his hotel room.
The family previously released a statement saying, “They have concluded that he accidentally hit the back of his head on something, thought nothing of it, and went to sleep.” … That explanation does not explain the fractured eye sockets.
However new photos released Tuesday raise more questions.
The Daily Mail reported more details about the new photos:
The cache of images, released Tuesday by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, include a shot of the padded headboard above the comedian’s bed as well as his walk-in shower, bathtub, desk and minibar. Investigators never determined exactly what killed Saget, 65, but they suggested in their final report that he likely slipped and struck his head on either the headboard or the carpeted floor in the early hours of January 9.
‘Our purpose was to locate specific places or items in the room that could have caused the trauma found on autopsy,’ their report said.
‘The countertops, tables, nightstands, and other hard furniture in the room all had sharply defined edges and corners and were thought to be unlikely due to the fact that they would have lacerated the skin,’ the report added.
‘The counters in the bathroom and the shower stall were ruled out for the same reason. Most of the chairs and couches were thickly upholstered and were too soft to have caused the type and extent of injury Mr. Saget suffered. ‘As mentioned earlier, most of the suite was carpeted. The headboard of the bed was lightly padded and set slightly out from the wall.
‘These are listed here as possible mechanisms of injury, but nothing was located in the room that allows for a definitive conclusion.’