LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – Tyler Gwozdz, a former contestant on the US version of The Bachelorette, has died of a suspected drug overdose. He was 29.
According to the Boca Raton Police Department, Gwozdz was hospitalised on Jan. 13 following a “medical overdose.” He later died in Florida’s Palm Beach County after spending a week in the intensive care unit.
TMZ, which first reported his death, wrote that Gwozdz may have been OD’d on heroin after obtaining the 911 emergency call from a woman who had found Gwozdz in a bathroom.
Gwozdz, known as “Tyler G.” to Bachelorette fans, appeared briefly on the show’s fifteenth season in 2019. After landing the “first date” with Hannah Brown, Gwozdz abruptly departed the series after three episodes without an explanation from the show.
Gwozdz later told Refinery 29 of his exit: “This was a decision that I came to with producers, and something that I’ve come to realise what is the best decision that could’ve been made.”
A spokesperson for Brown declined to comment.
Gwozdz, who had a side business in Dream Therapy Analysis, according to ABC’s official website, was aspiring to become a clinical psychologist.