WebMd Health News by Kathleen Doheny, 2/10/2022
With the recent news that comedian Bob Saget’s death was due to head trauma, apparently from an accidental blow to the head, doctors say any injury to the head needs to be taken seriously.
Head injuries include any damage to the skull, scalp, or brain caused by trauma. When the brain is affected, it is called a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. About 1.7 million people in the U.S. each year have a TBI. Many others have less serious head injuries.
Saget, 65, died Jan. 9 in Orlando, FL. Law enforcement authorities said no foul play was involved and there were no signs of drugs. This week, his family said an investigation concluded he died of a head injury.