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Bob Saget’s family sues to prevent the release of records from investigating his death

Bob Saget's family sues to prevent the release of records from investigating his death

Officials said the comedian died of head trauma.

Court documents show that Bob Saget’s family has filed a lawsuit to prevent the release of investigation records into his untimely death.

The comedian and actor, best known for his role as Danny Tanner on the sitcom “Full House,” was found dead in his Florida hotel room on January 9, authorities said. Sagit, 65 years old Died of head traumaHis family said last week. The Orange and Osceola County Chief Medical Examiner said the method of death was an accident.

On Tuesday, Saget’s wife, Kelly Rizzo, and three daughters sued the medical examiner’s office and the Orange County sheriff for an injunction to prevent the release of any records — including photos, videos, audio recordings, and “legally protected autopsy information” – related to his death.

The lawsuit stated: “Plaintiffs will suffer irreparable harm in the form of severe mental pain, anguish, and emotional distress if the defendants release the records in response to requests for public records or publish the records for any other reason or purpose.”

The complaint asserts that the media have submitted or are planning to file public records requests seeking the records’ release and argues that there would be no “legitimate public interest” in their release.

Citing “legitimate privacy interests,” the family is seeking to prevent the records from being released to the public, and only to be released to his wife and daughters.

ABC News has reached out to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the Orange County government for comment.

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