Report: Bob Saget Passed Away In His Sleep ‘Without Suffering’, Authorities Suspect A Heart Attack Or Stroke

Report: Bob Saget Passed Away In His Sleep 'Without Suffering'

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  • Former Full House star Bob Saget passed away at the age of 65-years-old on January 9.
  • At this time, the cause of Saget’s untimely death is currently unknown.
  • According to reports, Saget passed away in his sleep “without suffering”, with authorities theorizing he passed away from a stroke or heart attack.

On Sunday, January 9, news broke that former Full House star and America’s Funniest Home Videos host passed away at the age of 65-years-old.

While Saget’s official cause of death is not yet known, a report from TMZ states that Saget was found tucked into bed when he was discovered by authorities, which leads them to believe there’s evidence that he “died in his sleep without suffering.”

Based on what has surfaced from the investigation, there’s evidence he died in his sleep without suffering. Sources familiar with the investigation tell TMZ that Bob was “tucked in bed” when his body was discovered Sunday at around 4 PM ET. As we reported, the lights were off in his room at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Orlando.

Bob had called his wife before going to bed and also tweeted how happy he was to be back on stage. We’re told as the day wore on, from morning to afternoon, his wife became concerned because Bob was supposed to be on a flight returning to L.A., and when she couldn’t reach him she called the hotel. That’s when security entered his room and discovered his body. [via TMZ]

As the report from TMZ notes, while the official cause of death won’t be available for another 10-12 weeks, “the operating theory is that he suffered either a stroke or a heart attack.

Our thoughts are with Saget’s friends, family, and loved ones during this difficult time.

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