Bob Saget’s autopsy, released last week, is sparking questions on how the comedian died.
According to the autopsy, Saget died after hitting his skull. However, it was found that his skull had been fractured in multiple locations and that there had been heavy bleeding from both sides of his brain thereafter.
Saget also had fractures above his eye sockets.
Saget’s family had previously said that the comedian and Full House star had died after bumping his noggin, and going to bed after, unaware that he had started a brain bleed. The autopsy tells a different story, however.
Some medical experts have said that the trauma is so significant that it aligns more closely with being repeatedly hit the head with a blunt object, or with falling on one’s own head from 30 feet.
CNN health correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta even said that “what [the autopsy report] reveals more than anything else is this was not a simple bump on the head.”
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Gupta continued, “When you read this autopsy report that may still be the case, but it was a pretty significant blow to the head.”
“That takes a lot of force to do that,” Gupta said of the injury. “If I knew nothing else about what had happened, you’d think this was someone who had fallen down the stairs and had several impacts to the head or been unrestrained in a car accident.”
Other doctors said that the autopsy should spark a further investigation.