Comedian Bob Saget dies of brain injury

American comedian Bob Saget, found dead in a hotel room in Florida in early January, died of head trauma, his family announced in a statement on Wednesday.

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The actor, best known for his role in the hit 1980s-1990s sitcom ‘The House Party’, was found unresponsive in a bedroom in Orlando while touring the country, and the circumstances of his his death were previously unknown.

“Authorities have determined that Bob died of head trauma,” his family said.

He allegedly “accidentally hit the back of his head on something, didn’t think twice and went to bed,” she said, adding that the death was not related to drinking. drugs or alcohol.

Bob Saget, who was 65, rose to fame playing Danny Tanner, widowed father of three daughters, including twins played by sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, in “The House Party.”

After his death, the latter had paid tribute to “the most loving, most compassionate and most generous man”.

The comedian, often dubbed “America’s Dad,” was also the voice of narrator in the series “How I Met Your Mother” and appeared numerous times, playing himself, in 2005’s “Entourage.” to 2010.

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