Death of Bob Saget: The family has been granted an injunction to block the release of records related to the death investigation

SAN FRANCISCO — A Florida judge on Monday blocked the release of certain records related to the death investigation of actor and comedian Bob Saget.

According to court transcripts obtained by CNN affiliate WKMG, 9th Circuit Judge Vincent Chiu granted the Saget family’s motion for a permanent injunction.

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The judge’s decision came almost a month after Saget’s family filed a lawsuit to block the release of some recordings, citing privacy concerns, CNN previously reported.

Saget, 65, was found dead in his Orlando, Florida hotel room in January. The Orange County Medical Examiner’s office determined that his death was an accident, most likely because he fell backwards and cracked his head.

“The entire Saget family is grateful that the judge granted their request for an injunction to protect Bob’s dignity and privacy rights, especially after this unexpected and tragic loss. We are pleased that this issue has been resolved and the healing process can continue. Any prayers and well wishes that are continually offered to the family are more than appreciated,” Saget family attorney Brian Bieber said in a statement to CNN.

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Saget’s widow Kelly Rizzo and her three daughters filed a lawsuit against the Orange County Sheriff and Coroner’s Office last month, demanding that some investigative documents related to the death be exempted from public disclosure because they portray the late actor.

“In the course of these investigations, defendants created recordings that include photographs, video recordings, audio recordings, proprietary autopsy information and any other proprietary information,” the lawsuit reads. “To the best of our knowledge and belief, some of these recordings graphically depict Mr. Saget, his likeness or facial features, or parts of him, and were prepared by the defendants during the investigation of the defendants.”

The family argues in the lawsuit that releasing that information — whether through a public filing request or otherwise — would cause her to “suffer irreparable harm in the form of extreme mental pain, anguish and emotional distress.”

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