Just a few months after his shocking death, a judge has blocked Bob Saget’s death records from being released to the public. During a court hearing in Orlando, Florida Circuit Judge Vincent Chiu said he would issue a permanent injunction requested by the comedian’s wife, Kelly Rizzo, and his three daughters. The family filed a lawsuit seeking to stop the release of any photos, video, or other records from the local medical examiner’s office involving the investigation into the star’s death.
According to Deadline, Bob Saget’s family was concerned that some media outlets might try to obtain sensitive information. In a statement to the Los Angeles Times, attorney for the family Brian Bieber said the entire Saget family is grateful that the judge granted their request for an injunction to preserve Bob’s dignity. The ruling will also protect their privacy rights, especially after suffering this unexpected and tragic loss. He added that Kelly and her daughters are pleased the issue has been resolved. They can now continue the healing process moving forward. “All of the prayers and well wishes continuously extended to the family are beyond appreciated,” Bieber added.
Bob Saget passed away suddenly on January 9th. According to a statement from the family, his death was a result of head trauma. At the time, authorities said the 65-year-old accidentally hit the back of his head on something, thought nothing of it, and went to sleep. No drugs or alcohol were involved. His family also expressed their gratitude for the outpouring of love from his fans, which they called a great comfort.
At the time of his demise, Bob Saget had been on a comedy tour. A private funeral was held on January 14th at Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles. The Full House star’s close friend and co-star delivered a heartfelt eulogy at the ceremony. Speaking to The New York Times in the days that followed, John Stamos got candid about his relationship with the comedian. The actor said Saget was both egotistical and insecure – but not in a bad way. “He was the most egotistical humble guy on the planet,” Stamos told the publication. “He was the most insecure person I’ve met in my life.”
However, the You star also revealed that Bob Saget had such a contradictory view of himself that he didn’t know how much he was loved. John Stamos said he spent a lot of time building up the How I Met Your Mother alum’s confidence. “My job for many, many years was to help him to understand how good he was and how smart he was, how funny he was and how much people loved him,” he said. Stamos said it saddens him that his friend went to his grave not knowing the love that the world had for him, because Bob Saget wanted it so much.
On a lighter note, John Stamos also talked about how Bob Saget was his biggest cheerleader. He said the comedian gave him full credit for reuniting the Full House cast for the Fuller House reboot in 2016. “When I brought Fuller House back and it was a success, at first you could see he was like, ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’” Stamos said. “And then almost every interview it was, ‘John did this. He’s the one who got us together. We owe it to him.’”