There are growing calls for Full House star Bob Saget to be exhumed for what would be an extraordinary second autopsy.
Dr. Cyril Wecht was the first to call for further investigation into the funnyman’s mysterious death — and the choir has only gotten louder since more than 57 photos of evidence were released in the moments after cops found Saget’s lifeless body in a Ritz-Carlton hotel room in Orlando, Florida, in January.
Upon reviewing the newly released evidence, Dr. Wecht — who is one of the world's leading forensic pathologists/lawyers — concluded: “The photographs substantiate very firmly my belief that there is NO WAY that he could’ve sustained the multiplicity, and anatomical variations, of all those head injuries by striking his head on the floor or against the headboard.”
Authorities have said that Sagat died from “blunt head trauma and likely a fall backwards causing bleeding around the brain.” His death was declared an accident.
Complicating the circumstances surrounding his untimely death, Saget’s wife, Kelly Rizzo, and his three daughters filed a lawsuit against Orange County Sheriff John Mina and the District Nine Medical Examiner’s Office to stop the release of certain documents being made public about his death.
“There is something very, very suspicious about this case,” Dr. Wecht told website RadarOnline.com in February.
“The family not pursing it, wanting to not have anything discussed and the local authorities and detectives having nothing to say or do, as far as I know, is something that is mighty suspicious. I believe there is something a lot more to this to explain how he sustained all these injuries.”
A top Hollywood source told OK!: “There is a movement underway — albeit unlikely — to try and get answers to the many unanswered questions about Bob’s death.
“If some of the foremost experts in the country think it is impossible that he could have died from a fall, the only way to ascertain what happened is a second autopsy," Dr. Wecht continued. “The only way that would happen is if his body were to be exhumed."
In other evidence released by cops this week, Rosali Cocci, who runs errands for talent at the hotel where Saget died, said it sounded like the funnyman was already experiencing “long-term COVID” symptoms.
“I did hear him say, ‘I don’t feel good but I’m ready to do the show. This is what I do this for.’ He seemed to be talking himself up,” Cocci said.
“He said that his hearing had been off and that was the case that night. He was asking the sound guys to turn everything up.”