The family of the late Bob Saget, who was a renowned comedian and actor have been granted an order that will permanently block the release of certain information about his Autopsy and his other records relating to his death.
Back in February, the family filed a lawsuit against Orange County Sheriff John Mina and the medical examiner’s office blocking several media elements from ever seeing the light of day. They argued that allowing such materials to be released would cause the family to “suffer irreparable harm in the form of extreme mental pain, anguish, and emotional distress.”
An attorney representing the family issued a statement on the recent development saying “The entire Saget family is grateful that the judge granted their request for an injunction to preserve Bob’s dignity, as well as their privacy rights, especially after suffering this unexpected and tragic loss,” the statement reads. “We are pleased this issue has been resolved, and the healing process can continue to move forward. All of the prayers and well wishes continuously extended to the family are beyond appreciated.”
Saget, 65, was found dead in a room at the Ritz Carlton in Orlando. Initial reports stated that Saget died from an accidental blow to the head, likely from a fall backward.
An autopsy showed that Saget had an abrasion on his scalp, a fracture at the base of his skull, fractures around his eye sockets, bruises to the brain, and bleeding between the brain and tissue covering the brain. A toxicology analysis didn’t show any illicit drugs or toxins in Saget’s body.
Investigators have since deemed Saget’s death “an unusual case,” adding that there are still “a lot of unanswered questions.”