Exactly one month to the day after Bob Saget’s passing, his family released a statement about his cause of his death. “The authorities have determined that Bob passed from head trauma,” they said (via People). “They have concluded that he accidentally hit the back of his head on something, thought nothing of it and went to sleep. No drugs or alcohol were involved.”
Inside sources also told TMZ that authorities found a bruise on the back of Saget’s head. They suspect he may have hit it on the headboard as he was getting in bed, and tried sleeping off the pain. But the injury triggered a brain bleed, and he never woke up.
The actor’s family concluded, “Now that we have the final conclusions from the authorities’ investigation, we felt it only proper that the fans hear those conclusions directly from us. As we continue to mourn together, we ask everyone to remember the love and laughter that Bob brought to this world, and the lessons he taught us all: to be kind to everyone, to let the people you love know you love them, and to face difficult times with hugs and laughter.”
The news triggered fresh grief from fans. “So sad,” tweeted one. “I grew up watching Full House, he was like a father figure to me.” Another fan posted a GIF of a memorial candle and noted, “Guess we should take every bump to our head seriously … RIP.”