The Bachelorette's Tyler Gwozdz Dead at 29

Lawrence Kim
January 24, 2020

The former Bachelorette contestant died from a possible overdose on Wednesday (January 22) at age 29.

Tyler's body is reportedly now with the Palm Beach Medical Examiner's Office and an autopsy will take a about eight to 12 weeks to complete. According to the spokesperson, an autopsy will take a minimum of eight to 12 weeks to complete.

The Boca Raton Police Services Department tells Yahoo officers "responded to a medical overdose" involving Gwozdz on Monday, Jan. 13.

TMZ first reported that Tyler was hospitalised and admitted to ICU after a suspected overdose. It was originally believed that Tyler remained in the hospital for a week where he was listed in critical but stable condition. Come Tuesday, he was no longer a current patient in their system.

On The Bachelorette's fifteenth season, Tyler won a rose on Night 1 and then received the very first one-on-one date of the season in which he and Hannah enjoyed a helicopter ride followed by some ATVing in the mud.

Grant Eckel told USA that Gwozdz 'showed everyone in the house nothing but respect, ' adding, 'Tyler was a good friend to all of us. Gwozdz ended up leaving the show in the third episode without any explanation.

He later explained in a statement that both he and Bachelorette producers came to the decision for him to leave the show, and it was the best decision that could have been made. She had been trying to break down the door to the bathroom, where Gwozdz was locked inside.

The 29-year-old was a sales manager who graduated in 2012 from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. Right before filming began, an anonymous poster claimed to know two people who went to high school with Gwozdz and allegedly called him an "extreme misogynist", with one claiming he once "spit on" a girlfriend during a breakup. He was planning on becoming a psychologist, working to obtain his PhD.

Gwozdz hadn't posted on Instagram since last September, when he shared a picture of himself with other Bachelorette contestants, including Dylan Barbour and Clay Harbor.

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