Jimmy Kimmel Pays a Moving Tribute To Bob Saget, and Asks if he Suffered a Fatal Stroke Or Heart Attack


Stars pay tribute to Bob Saget, as police investigate the death of the 65-year old in a Florida hotel.

Orange County Chief Medical Examiner Joshua Stephany said in a statement Monday that preliminary autopsy results showed no “evidence of drug use or foul play,”Saget’s cause of death and method of dying are not known. “pending further studies and investigation, which may take up to 10-12 weeks to complete,”He added.

Jimmy Kimmel, a longtime friend, broke down Monday night while tape recording a tribute to Saget.

“If you saw any of the many thoughts from people who knew him personally, a word that came up a lot was the ‘sweetest,’” Kimmel said, fighting for composure. “And Bob was the sweetest. He was the sweetest man. And the reason people wrote that is because it’s true. It’s the best word. If you had to pick one word to describe him, that was it. Sweetest.”

“When my son was in the hospital, Bob checked in a lot,” Kimmel said. “So I want to send love to his daughters, to his wife, Kelly, and to his friends, who loved him so much.”

Saget’s body was discovered by a Ritz Carlton security officer Sunday afternoon after family members asked for a welfare check because they had not been able to reach him. The actor and comedian and been on tour and was scheduled to check out that morning.

Saget had used his card key to enter his suite at 2:17 a.m., according to an incident report. He was found lying on the bed, with his left arm resting on his chest and his right extended on the mattress.

“He could have had a stroke. An aortic dissection is the tearing of the largest blood vessel that supplies blood to the body.” forensic pathologist Priya Bannerjee told Inside Edition.

Shortly before his death, Saget had disclosed he had contracted COVID-19, despite being fully vaccinated and boosted.

“It does not feel good,” he said on a podcast. “It was mine.”