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9-1-1: Lone Star actor Tyler Sanders' shocking death at 18 the result of a suspected drug overdose


Revealed: 9-1-1: Lone Star actor Tyler Sanders’ died at 18 after ‘overdosing on drugs’ while alone at his LA home

  • Sources connected to the investigation said he was found with white powder
  • Sanders was found dead in his Los Angeles home on June 16
  • His friend reportedly requested a welfare check after not hearing from him
  • Other sources said he had dealt with depression since film 9-1-1: Lone Star
  • Sanders’ father also said Tyler died of an overdose while delivering his eulogy 

The teen actor Tyler Sanders’ untimely death at 18 was apparently the result of a drug overdose, sources connected to the investigation revealed on Tuesday.

The actor, who appeared on the thriller series 9-1-1: Lone Star, also had a history of drug use, the sources told TMZ.

According to them, the room where Sanders died included drug paraphernalia, including white powder and a plastic straw.

Details: The actor Tyler Sanders, who was found dead at his LA home on June 16 at age 18, died of an apparent overdose, sources connected to the investigation told TMZ on Tuesday

Details: The actor Tyler Sanders, who was found dead at his LA home on June 16 at age 18, died of an apparent overdose, sources connected to the investigation told TMZ on Tuesday

The Fear The Walking Dead actor was found dead at his home in Los Angeles on June 16.

Sources connected to the investigation told the outlet that some of Tyler’s friends had called the police requesting a welfare check after they weren’t able to get in touch with him following a night out.

The officers discovered his body during their visit to his home.

Tyler’s father David Sanders appeared to confirm that his son’s death was related to drugs during his funeral service in Houston, Texas.

Checking in: Some of Tyler's friends called police requesting a welfare check after they weren't able to get in touch with him following a night out; seen with Nathan Fillion in The Rookie (2018)

Checking in: Some of Tyler’s friends called police requesting a welfare check after they weren’t able to get in touch with him following a night out; seen with Nathan Fillion in The Rookie (2018)

Paraphernalia: Tyler reported had a history of drug abuse, and police found white powder and a straw in the room where he died. His father also said it was an apparent overdose during his eulogy; seen in Just Add Magic: Mystery City

Paraphernalia: Tyler reported had a history of drug abuse, and police found white powder and a straw in the room where he died. His father also said it was an apparent overdose during his eulogy; seen in Just Add Magic: Mystery City

While delivering the eulogy, David shared with the crowd that his son had died from an apparent overdose, according to one of the people at the service.

His father indicated that Tyler may have struggled with mental illness recently, and he said that his son’s brain was wired so as to not allow him to feel happy.

During the eulogy, he also repeated some of his son’s own words for the attendees in tribute to him.

Sources told TMZ that Sanders had been dealing with a depression that began during his stint filming his single 9-1-1: Lone Star episode, which aired in April.

Bad days: Sources told TMZ that Sanders had been dealing with a depression that began during his stint filming his single 9-1-1: Lone Star episode, which aired in April

Bad days: Sources told TMZ that Sanders had been dealing with a depression that began during his stint filming his single 9-1-1: Lone Star episode, which aired in April

Sanders also appeared in a 2017 episode of Fear The Walking Dead and a 2018 episode of the ABC police series The Rookie.

He had a role in the 2019 action film The Reliant, and his only lead role on a series was in the Amazon spin-off series Just Add Magic: Mystery City, which released one season in 2020. 

An official cause of death is still pending from the coroner, and it’s not expected to be released for another four to six months. 

Waiting: An official cause of death is still pending from the coroner, and it's not expected to be released for another four to six months

Waiting: An official cause of death is still pending from the coroner, and it’s not expected to be released for another four to six months 



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