Bob Saget may have died from trauma to the head but it turns out he also had COVID-19. According to People, the medical report showed that Saget tested positive for COVID during the autopsy, but that did not contribute to the cause of his death. The autopsy also showed that Saget suffered fractures to his head as well as the back of his eyes.
“This report shows that the [skull and] brain suffered trauma which led to skull fractures, bruising of the brain and actual bleeding in the space around the brain. This blood can compress the brain and cause death,” Dr. Roshini Raj, an outside expert who analyzed the report for People, explained. “The coroner determined that this trauma was most likely caused by an accidental fall backward.” The actor also had abrasions on his scalp and discoloration around his eyes — common issues with head injuries. Aside from Saget’s medicine for anxiety, no other drugs were found in his system. Some other interesting finds in the medical report showed a few issues with Saget’s heart, including enlargement. He also had some damage to the blood vessels in his heart, as well as plaque build-up in the aorta.
Just before the autopsy report came out, Saget’s wife, Kelly Rizzo, took to Instagram to share a sweet tribute to the star on the one-month anniversary of his death, remembering him as a man who “truly lived life to the fullest.” We have to agree!