Bob Saget's Body Was Discovered By Housekeeper After He Missed His Hotel Checkout, 'Close Friend' Insists Late Comedian 'Died In His Sleep'
Million across the world are still processing the shocking death of 65-year-old comedian and sitcom dad Bob Saget, whose body was discovered in a hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida, on Jan. 9.
Though an official cause and manner of death have not yet been revealed, more details about the Full House-turned-Fuller House star's sudden passing are coming to light.
According to an anonymous hotel employee who spoke to People, Saget had stayed at the Ritz-Carlton for a couple of days and arranged for a late checkout on Sunday. He agreed to be out of his room by 3 PM local time.
However, after an hour went by and there was no sign of the star, housekeeping went to go check on him, which is when they found him unresponsive in his bed.
According to the source, the housekeeping manager then called 9-1-1 and tried to perform CPR on Bob until paramedics arrived.
Unfortunately, EMTs pronounced him dead on the scene.
The insider made sure to note that Saget's room was neat and that his bags were packed by the door. Additionally, there were "no signs of trauma."
About two-and-a-half hours later, the coroner transported the entertainer's body to the Orange County Medical Examiner's Office. At that point, the Sheriff's Office contacted his wife, Kelly Rizzo, and began its investigation.
While confirming Bob's death, the Sheriff's Office pointed out that "detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case," a sentiment echoed by an anonymous close friend of the family.
Speaking to The Daily Mail, this "well-placed source" shut down speculation of a potential drug overdose or suicide, adding that the family was not even aware of any potential underlying health conditions.
"There was no foul play, nothing odd at all. All we have been told is that he died in his sleep," said the insider. "We are all just devastated."
Outwardly, Saget appeared to be healthy both physically and mentally. In fact, he had just performed stand-up comedy at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall just outside Jacksonville on Saturday night, which he gushed about on Instagram mere hours before his death.
"I talked to him Saturday afternoon. He had a great show Saturday night," the grieving pal told Daily Mail. "He was the most generous, lovely guy. It's just tragic."