'Bachelorette' Alum Tyler Gwozdz Dead At Age 29
By Peyton Blakemore
January 23, 2020
Tyler Gwozdz has died, TMZ reports.
News of the 29-year-old Bachelorette contestant's passing comes just hours after the outlet reported that the reality star, who competed for Hannah Brown's heart on the latest season of the ABC series, was hospitalized following a possible overdose earlier this month.
The Boca Raton Police Department previously told the outlet, officers and paramedics rushed to a home on Monday, January 13 in response to a 911 call for a possible drug overdose. They ended up transporting Tyler to a hospital where he was admitted to the ICU. It was originally believed that Tyler remained in the hospital for a week where he was listed in critical but stable condition.
It's unclear what led to the reality star's suspected OD. According to the 911 call, a woman told dispatchers it might've been heroin. "The caller was frantically trying to get into a bathroom where Tyler had locked himself," TMZ reports. Eventually, she did break through the door to find Tyler. Before an ambulance arrived, she was able to turn him on his back.
Tyler had a somewhat brief stint on season 15 of The Bachelorette. Despite having a one-on-one date with Hannah, he was mysteriously sent home after only three weeks on the show. His exit was never actually explained. Hannah only said that he had to leave.
The 29-year-old's Bachelorette profile listed him as a sales manager and an aspiring psychologist.
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