Bob Saget’s autopsy revealed serious injuries the star had suffered before his death which doctors believe could be the reason that led to the actor’s sudden death. Bob Saget was found dead in a Florida hotel on January 9. He was 65 at the time of his death.
Dr Anthony Harris, HFit Heath’s chief medical officer, told The Sun that Saget suffered serious head injuries, possibly after an accidental slip in the bathroom of his hotel room. “We know from the autopsy that he had a skull fracture – and the severity of the skull fracture is indicated by the fact that he has blood on both sides of his brain. That means you had an injury important, not just to the skull but the brain itself, which will affect the actual functioning of the brain,” explained Dr Harris.
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An autopsy report from early February suggested the actor suffered an accidental blow to the head, an abrasion to the scalp, a fracture at the base of the skull, fractures around the eye sockets and even of a brain bleed. Dr Harris pointed out that it would take “significant force” to fracture the thickest parts of a person’s skull. He also said that the fractures around his eye sockets and the base of his skull must have taken a lot of force for the fractures to even occur.
“So thinking about the physics that would be involved, it could be that Mr. Saget had two falls,” Dr. Harris concluded. “For example, he may have hit the front of his head, or slid forward, causing fractures to his eye sockets. [eye sockets] his skull. Then the recoil from the impact of hitting his head may have caused him to fall backwards and then hit the back of his head on another object – say a bathtub or the floor – which would cause a double brain injury. That would explain the two types of fractures we see with Mr. Saget,” Harris added, explaining the sequence of events that could have led to the actor’s death.
Police previously released reports that Saget may have hit his head against the headboard before losing consciousness and dying in his sleep. Dr Harris had accepted the possibility, but suggested it was more likely he suffered the head injuries elsewhere in the room, before lying down in a state of ‘altered sensorium’ – or confusion – where he is. later died.