Tyler Gwozdz, 'The Bachelorette' contestant from Hannah Brown's season, dies aged 29 of suspected overdose
'The Bachelorette' contestant Tyler Gwozdz died due to suspected overdose. He was 29 at the time of death. Gwozdz was admitted to a hospital on January 13 following a reported medical overdose. He died a week later in Florida’s Palm Beach County after spending the entire time at an intensive care unit (ICU).
According to a report in TMZ, Gwozdz might have been using heroin prior to his death and this was concluded after obtaining the 911 emergency call. Boca Raton PD was quoted and the report stated "Officers and paramedics rushed to a home on Monday, January 13 ... responding to a 911 call for a possible drug overdose. They ended up transporting Tyler to a hospital where he was admitted to the ICU."
The report further adds that the 911 call was placed by a woman who said that the overdose could have been caused by heroin. It was also reported that she was trying hard to get into the bathroom where Gwozdz had locked himself in.
Popularly known as Tyler G, Gwozdz appeared very briefly on the show's season in 2019. He had landed a first date with Hannah Brown, however, before things could progress, he had abruptly quit the show. He did not cite any specific reason for the abrupt departure and was seen in just three episodes. He did not explain why he quit the show either.
Speaking of his exit, Gwozdz had said as quoted by Refinery 29, "This was a decision that I came to with producers and something that I’ve come to realize what is the best decision that could’ve been made.”
According to the official ABC website, the network that aired Bachelorette, Gwozdz aspired to be a clinical psychologist one day. So far, there have been no statements from Gwozdz's family or friends.