Even with these details, it’s still not entirely clear what caused Bob’s head trauma that lead to his death. During their investigation, photos were released by police which showed his hotel suite at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando. There were numerous surfaces shown and looked over that were considered as what the comedian could have possible hit his on, including countertops, tables, nightstands, and more. Despite those likely culprits, police ruled out the possibility of him hitting his head on those surfaces. The incident report notes that the padded headboard by the bed, seen in the photos, as well as the room’s carpet seemed much more likely surfaces that he would’ve hit, because the sharp edges of the others “would have lacerated the skin.”
“As mentioned earlier, most of the suite was carpeted. The headboard of the bed was lightly padded and set slightly out from the wall,” the incident report noted. “These are listed here as possible mechanisms of injury, but nothing was located in the room that allows for a definitive conclusion.”
Bob’s cause of death was revealed on February 9, a month after his death. The medical examiner revealed that he’d suffered a head trauma, which led to a brain bleed. His family released a statement showing that they were glad to have some answers on how he’d died. “In the weeks since Bob’s passing, we have been overwhelmed with the incredible outpouring of love from Bob’s fans, which has been a great comfort to us and for which we are eternally grateful,” they said. “Now that we have the final conclusions from the authorities’ investigation, we felt it only proper that the fans hear those conclusions directly from us. ”The family’s statement continued to discuss the findings of the medical examiner’s report, which noted that drugs and alcohol weren’t involved in his death. At the time of his death, police had also found no evidence of foul play involved.