Tyler Sanders' death at age 18: what may have caused it

An unexpected goodbye
Alleged cause of death revealed
Investigated
White powder
What happened on the day of his death?
Father says he was depressed
Actor since he was 10
Without losing sight of his roots
'JLW Academy'
'The Rookie'
'Just Add Magic: Mystery City'
Posthumous releases
'Shock!'
'The Price We Pay'
A star that faded
A massive goodbye on social media
An unexpected goodbye

He was 18 years old, with a bright future ahead as an actor. His career was just beginning to take off. Therefore, it was all the more shocking to find the lifeless body of Tyler Sanders in his Los Angeles apartment on June 16.

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Alleged cause of death revealed

TMZ reports that the possible cause of death for the 18-year-old star was an overdose.

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Investigated

Pedro Tapia, Tyler Sanders' agent, confirmed the news of the actor's death to 'Deadline' and added that it was still "under investigation."

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White powder

Three weeks after his death, TMZ reports that the young actor had a history of drug use. In addition, police found white powder and a straw in his room, insiders revealed to TMZ.

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What happened on the day of his death?

In the absence of the coroner's investigation, which according to TMZ could take between 4 and 6 months, several clues point to an overdose as the cause of Tyler Sanders's unexpected death. The coroner's report may reveal the chronology of events and how it all happened.

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Father says he was depressed

In fact, at Tyler Sanders' funeral in Houston, David Sanders, the young actor's father, spoke openly about his son's condition right before his passing. He suggested a possible overdose and talked about the depression the boy began to suffer from after he started filming '9-1-1: Lone Star,' according to TMZ.

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Actor since he was 10

Tyler Sanders, a native of Colorado, had been working as an actor since he was 10 years old.

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Without losing sight of his roots

The last photo he shared on Instagram showed the actor in an imposing suit at his home in Vail, Colorado.

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'JLW Academy'

He debuted in the sitcom 'JLW Academy' in 2015, but it was two years later when he played the young Jake Otto in 'Fear The Walking Dead,' that he became known to the general public.

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'The Rookie'

Since then, he went through successful series such as 'The Rookie' (2018, in the photo) and '9-1-1: Lone Star' (2022).

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'Just Add Magic: Mystery City'

In between, Tyler Sanders had time to receive an Emmy nomination for Leo, his role in the acclaimed 'Just Add Magic: Mystery City' on Amazon Prime.

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Posthumous releases

At the time of his death, Tyler Sanders had two projects in post-production.

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'Shock!'

On the one hand, there's the short film 'Shock!', in which he plays a fan of a silent film actress who takes his admiration to the realm of the dangerous and obsessive.

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'The Price We Pay'

On the other hand, there's the film 'The Price We Pay,' where he shared the set with Emile Hirsch and Stephen Dorff. It tells the story of a failed robbery in a pawnshop that ends up with two thieves on a farm full of dangers.

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A star that faded

The two posthumous works will close the film legacy that the young Hollywood star leaves behind. "He was a highly talented actor with a bright future," his manager Pedro Tapia said.

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A massive goodbye on social media

If you go through his Instagram account, you can see how  many fans he had. They have left many messages of affection and sadness for the young actor below each of his remaining posts.

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