Did beloved actor and comic Bob Saget die from his COVID-19 vaccine booster dose?
Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!
Updated @ 2022-07-17 : Added details of his death incident report.
Updated @ 2022-03-25 : Added details of his Long COVID symptoms.
Updated @ 2022-02-12 : Added more details of Bob Saget’s autopsy report.
Updated @ 2022-02-11 : Added Bob Saget’s autopsy report
Originally posted @ 2022-01-11
Claim : Bob Saget Died From COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Dose!
Antivaxxers are claiming that beloved actor and comic Bob Saget died from his COVID-19 vaccine booster dose!
To make those claims more credible, they often include a link to an article about Bob Saget’s death.
Truth : Bob Saget Did NOT Die From COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Dose!
This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created by antivaxxers to scare people from protecting themselves with the COVID-19 vaccines.
The truth is – like Betty White, Bob Saget did NOT die from the COVID-19 booster dose, and here are the reasons why…
Fact #1 : No Evidence Bob Saget Died From COVID-19 Vaccine
While antivaxxers are claiming that Bob Saget died from the COVID-19 vaccine, they offer absolutely NO EVIDENCE for their claim.
The articles they shared as “evidence” do not mention that Saget died from the COVID-19 vaccine, only that he was found dead in his Orlando hotel room on 9 January 2022.
They only added those article links to mislead you into thinking that they are evidence that he died from the COVID-19 vaccine.
After all, most people don’t bother to click on the links to actually read the articles. That’s the same reason some people believe that Betty White died from the COVID-19 booster dose…
Read more : Did Betty White Die From COVID-19 Booster Dose?
Fact #2 : Bob Saget Was Infected With COVID-19
Bob Saget was once infected with COVID-19, and he spoke about how bad it was on a podcast – A Corporate Time with Tom & Dan, just 4 days before his death.
It should be noted that Saget only spoke about the pain of his COVID-19 infection, and never complained about vaccine side effects.
In fact, he joked about the vaccine and called for people to get vaccinated:
According to his autopsy report, Saget was COVID-19 positive at the time of his death. However, that may not mean he had an active infection, as a PCR test can detect COVID-19 weeks after an infection.
Fact #3 : Bob Saget Had His Booster Dose A Month Earlier
Bob Saget was fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, and mentioned in his December 13, 2021 podcast, that he got his booster dose a day or two earlier :
If he suffered any adverse effects from the booster dose, they not only would have happened earlier, they would have prevented him from going on a tour.
Yet, Saget not only kicked off his standup comedy tour, he also went on the podcast with Tom & Dan just 4 days before his death.
Loving beyond words being on tour —And doing an all new show of standup and music. Hope to see you out there. More dates being added continually as we go further into 2022… For tickets, go to: https://t.co/nqJyTi0Dbk pic.twitter.com/ECSOpGt1K0
— bob saget (@bobsaget) December 9, 2021
Saget also tweeted about how great he felt, right after his Jacksonville show and just hours before his death…
Loved tonight’s show @PV_ConcertHall in Jacksonville. Appreciative audience. Thanks again to @RealTimWilkins for opening. I had no idea I did a 2 hr set tonight. I’m happily addicted again to this shit. Check https://t.co/nqJyTiiezU for my dates in 2022. pic.twitter.com/pEgFuXxLd3
— bob saget (@bobsaget) January 9, 2022
Fact #4 : Bob Saget Died From Blunt Head Trauma
All deaths in Orange County (where Orlando is located) are investigated by the homicide unit, and so, an autopsy was performed on his body.
Bob Saget’s official cause of death has been revealed by his family and the Orange County government on 10 February 2022.
His family issued a statement announcing that (with my emphasis in bold) :
Joshua Stephany MD, the Chief Medical Examiner for the Orange and Osceola Counties issued this statement (my emphasis in bold) :
The autopsy report also revealed other details of the injury, and Bob Saget’s health at the time of death :
- there was an abrasion on his scalp
- there was a fracture at the base of his skull
- there were fractures around his eye sockets
- there were bleeding in the space between his brain and skull
- there were bruises to his brain
- he had Clonazepam (a tranquilliser taken for seizure and anxiety) as well as Trazodone (an anti-depressant) in his system
- he had an enlarged heart, which was 95% blocked on one side, and
- he tested positive for COVID-19, but there was no inflammation in his respiratory system
On March 15, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Orlando released an incident report, which stated that :
- There were fractures around Bob Saget’s eye sockets, and bleeding around this brain.
- The injury was caused by Bob Saget hitting “something hard, covered by something soft”, such as a carpeted floor.
- The impact causing those fractures “would have stunned Mr. Saget”, and he would have experienced dizziness.
- If there was people present, they would have noticed his “confusion, [lack of] balance and/or slurred speech”.
- There were also no signs of blood on the hotel bed’s sheets or bedspread.
- The countertops, tables and nightstands were ruled out, but the floor and bed headboard were lightly padded and are thus the “possible mechanisms of injury”.
A toxicology report showed that Bob Saget did not have any illicit drugs or toxins in his body when he died.
Fact #5 : He May Have Been Suffering From Long COVID
On 24 March 2022, it was revealed that Rosalie Cocci – the lead producer of Saget’s show at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall – told Orange County police that Saget was having a hard time recovering from Long COVID-19.
Despite that, Cocci told the police that Saget “seemed okay” and he was able to complete his set without any issues :
Bob Saget Won’t Be Last Celebrity To Be Abused By Antivaxxers
Now that Bob Saget’s autopsy report has been finalised and confirmed, there can be no doubt that he died from a blunt head trauma, not his COVID-19 vaccine booster dose.
He died after hitting the back of his head in an unwitnessed fall – the blunt head trauma causing significant brain bleeding that he may not have been aware of.
Sadly, his death has been further abused by antivaxxers to drive the fear of COVID-19 vaccines. He now joins Betty White as yet another celebrity whose death was falsely and maliciously attributed to the booster dose.
Will these antivaxxers apologise? Correct themselves? Nope. They will just move on to the next celebrity death.
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