Bob Saget had Covid-19 and died because of blunt head trauma, in response to post-mortem report


“It’s for my part that the demise of Robert Saget, a 65-year-old white male discovered unresponsive in a lodge room, is the results of blunt head trauma. It’s the most possible that the decedent suffered an unwitnessed fall backwards and struck the posterior side of his head. The way of demise is accident,” the assertion from Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Joshua D. Stephany mentioned in his report.

The report famous {that a} PCR check confirmed that Saget, 65, was additionally constructive for Covid-19.

Saget, who died in his Orlando, Florida lodge room final month, had mentioned in December that he had Covid-19, and PCR assessments can return constructive outcomes for weeks after restoration.

The post-mortem additionally famous he had an enlarged coronary heart; 95% blocked on one facet.

No alcohol was current in his system, in response to the report. Nevertheless, the report said, his techniques contained Clonazepam/Klonopin which is taken for seizures, panic problems and anxiousness. Moreover, the antidepressant Trazodone was present in Saget’s system, the report mentioned.

CNN has reached out to the Saget household for added remark.

Hazard of head accidents

The report famous areas of bleeding within the area between the mind and the cranium. This type of damage compresses the mind and could be deadly.

On Wednesday, previous to the discharge of the Medical Examiner’s report, CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta mentioned it appeared like Saget suffered from a doable “bleed on high of the mind,” which can have resulted in a “subdural hematoma.”

“There’s a blood assortment on this situation that is on high of the mind pushing on the mind,” Gupta demonstrated to CNN’s Don Lemon utilizing a diagram. “The factor concerning the mind, in contrast to every other organ within the physique, it is clearly encased in onerous cranium so it has no the place to go if it has this type of stress on it.”

That stress on the mind and mind stem may end up in an individual shedding consciousness and their means to breathe on their very own.

“It could have been a fairly important blow to the pinnacle,” Gupta mentioned. “Perhaps a fall within the lavatory, or on the headboard of your mattress, you do not suppose something of it. Small veins can tear because of that blow and blood can begin to leak.”

In an announcement launched Wednesday, Saget’s household mentioned they’ve been “overwhelmed with the unimaginable outpouring of affection from Bob’s followers, which has been an incredible consolation to us and for which we’re eternally grateful.”

“As we proceed to mourn collectively, we ask everybody to recollect the love and laughter that Bob delivered to this world, and the teachings he taught us all: to be form to everybody, to let the folks you’re keen on know you’re keen on them, and to face tough instances with hugs and laughter,” the assertion added.

The Orlando Police Division didn’t instantly return CNN’s request for remark.

CNN’s Lisa Respers France, Sandra Gonzalez, Brenda Goodman and Katherine Dillinger contributed to this report.

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