Bob Saget reportedly said he didn’t feel well before his death.
The 65-year-old wasn’t ‘feeling well’ and his hearing was “off” before performing a comedy set the night before his death.
Rosalie Cocci, a Ponte Vedra Concert Hall staffer detailed her interactions with Saget on January 8, hours before the comedian passed away, quipping that he was suffering from long-term COVID-19 effects.
Here’s a transcript from the Daily Mail of the interview says Cocci stated:
He said he had long term Covid, and it was taking his body a long time to get over it. … 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. And that he had been sick the night before – his hearing was off, and he had a sore throat.
He was happy he had lozenges for the stage. … 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 the night was a success and resulted in an almost two-hour performance.
“He seemed OK,” she said. “He wasn’t sweaty. He didn’t miss a beat. He didn’t stutter. His language wasn’t drawn out. Nothing slurred.”
She continued, “He came out very energetic from the half-hour that I saw… He was very much entertaining the crowd.”
The Daily Mail noted that Richard Stanford, the production coordinator for St. Augustine, Florida.
“Recalled that the only items on Saget’s rider were diet coke, regular coke and diet sugar free Red Bull. Sandwiches, which had been on the list, were cut last minute.”
Valet Orlando Nunez, one of the last people to see Saget alive, said that when Saget returned to the Ritz-Carlton he was eager to get home. He explained:
“He said his family was sick and the next morning he planned to fly home to see them.”
According to the medical examiner’s report, he died as a result of blunt head trauma. “It is most probable that the decedent suffered an unwitnessed fall backward and struck the posterior aspect of his head,” the report stated. “A toxicology analysis did not reveal any illicit drugs or toxins. The manner of death is an accident.”
Fox 35 Orlando also reported:
“Officials say they went back to the hotel room where Saget was staying at the time of his death to reexamine it, trying to find clues as to what he may have hit his head on. The report states that they ruled out countertops, nightstands, tables and other hard furniture because they all had sharp, defined edges that did not match his injuries. They did note, however, that the entire room was carpeted.”