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Actor and comedian Bob Saget was found dead in his Florida hotel room in January. Medical examiners concluded that Saget died of accidental head trauma.
Social media users circulated a video that suggested Saget predicted his death.
Saget’s so-called prediction was actually just a joke about the fact that his wife Kelly Rizzo’s favorite movies are mostly crime dramas.
It’s been about a month since the unexpected death of 65-year-old actor and comedian Bob Saget, who was known for his stand-up comedy and his role as Danny Tanner on "Full House."
A statement Saget’s family released Feb. 9 said that authorities determined the comedian’s death was the result of head trauma. But that hasn’t stopped social media users from speculating about his death online.
One TikTok video circulating on Facebook, which features a conversation between Saget and his wife, Kelly Rizzo, suggests that Bob Saget predicted his death.
"This gave me chills," reads text overlaid on the video. "Listen to what he says…"
In the video, Saget, smiling, says, "So I don’t have long to live, if these are your favorites? I’m going to be found dead in bed."
"Better watch out," Rizzo says in reply. Using a YouTube time stamp, the video then shows that the clip of Saget and Rizzo was posted months before Saget’s death.
"How come no one has brought this up?" reads the text accompanying the video in a Feb. 2 Facebook post, followed by a series of hashtags, including "#prediction." The post was still being shared more than a week later.
The post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.)
The conversation between Saget and Rizzo was pulled from a video the actor posted on YouTube in October 2021. The video, titled, "Kelly Rizzo and Bob Discuss How They Met & Her Brand/Production Company ‘Eat Travel Rock,’ was more than an hour and a half long.
Starting at about 47:25 in the YouTube clip, the couple briefly discussed how binge watching TV shows became a bonding activity during the COVID-19 pandemic:
Rizzo: "I would rather be home, make a nice cozy dinner, and sit on the couch and build my little fort of pillows and, you know, maybe pour you a scotch and get all cozy on the couch and watch a show. And I know you love to also pepper in movies, because you love the movies — and of course, I love movies too, but for some reason."
Saget: "‘Pepper in’ movies? I like, live for movies."
Rizzo: "Right and, you know, as I said, I absolutely love movies as well. But there’s just something —"
Saget: "You love five movies. You love ‘Big Lebowski’ everyday. You could watch ‘Big Lebowski’ four times a day."
Rizzo: "That’s not true. I love ‘Big Lebowski,’ ‘The Godfather,’ ‘Wayne’s World,’ ‘Godfather II,’ ‘Goodfellas,’ ‘Casino,’ ‘Scarface.’"
Saget: "So I don’t have long to live, if these are your favorites. I’m going to be found dead in bed."
Rizzo: "You better watch out… So, I don’t know, maybe it brings back that like cozy quarantine feeling that we had, but there’s something I love about just binging the shows with you."
Saget’s so-called prediction was actually just a joke about the fact that his wife’s favorite movies are largely crime dramas.
On Feb. 9, Saget’s family released a statement about the cause of his unexpected death.
"The authorities have determined that Bob passed from head trauma. They have concluded that he accidentally hit the back of his head on something, thought nothing of it and went to sleep," said the statement. "No drugs or alcohol were involved."
Dr. Joshua Stephany, chief medical examiner for Orange and Osceola counties, confirmed no illicit drugs or toxins were found in his system. Stephany said Saget died from "blunt head trauma," which was an accident.
A video shared on Facebook suggested Saget predicted his death.
The video points to a joke Saget made in October when talking with his wife about her favorite movies. Saget was found unresponsive in his hotel room in January, and authorities have since determined his death was the result of accidental head trauma.
There is no evidence to suggest Saget predicted his death.
We rate this claim False.
Facebook post, Feb. 2, 2022
YouTube, "Kelly Rizzo and Bob Discuss How They Met & Her Brand/Production Company "Eat Travel Rock," Oct. 25, 2021
USA Today, "Bob Saget's cause of death was 'head trauma' in hotel, family and medical examiner say," Feb. 9, 2022
CBS News, "Bob Saget died from accidental head trauma, medical examiner says," Feb. 10, 2022
CNN, "Bob Saget died from head trauma, family says," Feb. 10, 2022
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