According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, two Florida officers were disciplined for spreading the news of Bob Saget’s death in an Orlando hotel room before being allowed to do so.
The leaks caused the news to spread widely before the actor’s wife could be formally notified, officials said.
Deputies Emiliano Silva and Steven Reed have been hit with undisclosed penalties, according to Click Orlando.
Responding to the scene, Silva told his brother about Saget’s passing, who then posted the shocking news on Twitter.
Reed was off duty but learned of the incident and spread the information to some friends.
The department said they were quickly inundated with media inquiries before Saget’s wife, Kelly Rizzo, learned of his death.
The news circulated before detectives arrived on the scene, officials said.
Saget died after falling alone in his room in February and hitting his head, an autopsy found.
The popular comedian also had COVID-19 at the time of his death, the report said.