Bob Saget was found dead Sunday at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, and now TMZ reports that he likely died peacefully in his sleep.
Sources tell the site that Saget was “hiding in bed” and the lights were out when his body was discovered.
Yesterday, law enforcement officials told TMZ that authorities believe Saget may have had a heart attack or stroke.
The theory comes from the way Saget’s body was found and information from the coroner’s office.
According to a police report, MP Adrian Gonzalez wrote that Saget “was found supine in his bed. His left arm was across his chest while his right arm rested on the bed. No signs of trauma were seen. ”TMZ sources say the positioning of his arms could be signs of a heart attack.
On Monday, Orange and Osceola Counties’ chief medical officer Joshua Stephany announced that Saget’s autopsy was complete. He confirmed: “At this point there is no evidence of drug use or foul play.” TMZ says the lack of drug evidence at the scene also points to a sudden medical emergency.
65-year-old Bob recently battled COVID, so TMZ insiders say authorities will investigate coronavirus complications such as blood clots.
Bob Saget 911 call released
His official cause of death has not been disclosed for weeks. Stephany explained: “Further studies and investigations are pending on the cause and type of death, which can take up to 10-12 weeks to complete.”
Saget had just performed in Jacksonville the day before and reportedly called his wife, Kelly Rizzo Saget, before bed.
TMZ says the comedian was supposed to catch a flight to LA on Sunday, and Kelly worried when she couldn’t get him that day. She asked the hotel to check his room, and that’s when his body was discovered.