Bob Saget's family sues to stop the release of records from death investigation
The family of Bob Saget filed a lawsuit in Orange County, Fla., Tuesday in an effort to stop the release of medical records related to the investigation into his death.The lawsuit, filed by Saget's widow, Kelly Rizzo, and his three daughters, names Orange County Sheriff John Mina and the medical examiner's office as defendants, according to Orlando TV station WESH2. The suit argues that the further release of Saget's medical records would cause the family to "suffer irreparable harm in the form of extreme mental pain, anguish and emotional distress," WESH2 reported.Additionally, the family argues in the suit that no public interest would be served by the release of Saget's records to the general public.Saget, 65, was found dead in his Orlando hotel room last month; he died as a result of head trauma, according to a statement from his family.The family says the actor and comedian "accidentally hit the back of his head on something, thought nothing of it and went to sleep." No drugs or alcohol were involved, according to a coroner's report.Saget had "fractures to the back of his head and around his eyes" at the time of his death, according to an autopsy report obtained by People. Saget was also COVID-19 positive at the time of his death, the autopsy noted.Saget was on a comedy tour and had done a show near Jacksonville, Fla., a day earlier.In a statement released last week by Saget's family, they added that they have been "overwhelmed with the incredible outpouring of love" from his fans, saying the support has been "a great comfort" to them.