Published: Fri, January 24, 2020
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

'Bachelorette' contestant Tyler Gwozdz is dead after suspected overdose

'Bachelorette' contestant Tyler Gwozdz is dead after suspected overdose

'Tyler I'll miss you every day, miss our hours long conversations about nonsense over the phone, miss how damn amusing you were, I had so much happiness and joy for what the future held for us as friends.

Police in Boca Raton, Florida told the outlet they took Gwozdz to a nearby hospital following a 911 call about a possible overdose.

They ended up transporting Tyler to a hospital where he was admitted to the ICU.

The caller could be heard frantically attempting to gain access to the bathroom (where Gwozdz had locked himself in) looking for Narcan, a nasal spray used to reverse opioid overdoses. It was originally believed that Tyler remained in the hospital for a week where he was listed in critical but stable condition.

Update: Palm Beach County Medical Examiner's Office database shows Tyler Gwozdz died on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

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It's unclear what led to the reality star's suspected OD.

Thankfully, she was able to get inside the bathroom before the ambulance arrived and turned him on his back. However, soon after his promising date, the contestant left the show for unknown reasons and his departure wasn't explained.

At the time, fans theorized - thanks to Bachelor and Bachelorette blogger Reality Steve - Gwozdz was asked to leave when producers found something out about his "past relationships". Gwozdz later told Refinery 29 that his exit wasn't aired "to respect his privacy". "Our thoughts are with the Gwozdz family and his friends". After landing the "first date" with Hannah Brown, Gwozdz abruptly departed the series after three episodes without an explanation from the show.

Tyler later told Refinery 21, "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".

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