Cause Of Death Of Actor Tyler Sanders, Found Dead At 18, To Be Announced In 4-6 Months

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It may take months to find out how actor Tyler Sanders really passed away.

The "9-1-1: Lone Star" actor was found dead inside his Los Angeles home on June 16. It's been reported that his friends called the police to conduct a welfare check after they had not heard from him all morning. When police arrived on the scene, they discovered his body.

At the time, Tyler's agent, Pedro Tapia, confirmed the news of his passing to Deadline but did not provide any details about his cause of death. In a statement, Tapia said that “Tyler was a talented actor with a bright future. He comes from a wonderful family, and we ask that you respect their privacy at this time.”

It Will Take 4-6 Months For An Toxicology Report To Confirm Tyler Sanders' Suspected Cause Of Death

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Sources close to the investigation into the 18-year-old actor's death told TMZ that his death is being treated as a suspected overdose at the moment. The sources said that the "Fear the Walking Dead" actor had a history of drug use and claim that police found a plastic draw and white powder in the room where he passed away.

However, it needs to be said that this "white powder" has not been confirmed to be a narcotic at this time.

The "Milk Teeth" actor was laid to rest in Houston. Sources told the outlet that Tyler's father, David Sanders, told those who attended the eulogy that Tyler had passed away due to an apparent drug overdose.

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Sources also told TMZ that Tyler had been battling depression around the time he started filming "9-1-1: Lone Star." His father reportedly recalled how his late son felt about his depression, mentioning things Tyler had reportedly said in the past, like how his brain was "wired" so he could not feel happiness.

Although many fans of the late actor want answers, it has been reported that a coroner will not be able to establish an official cause of death until toxicology reports come back in four to six months.

Tyler Had A Bright Acting Career Ahead Of Him

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As Deadline reported, Tyler Sanders played a young Jake Otto in an episode of AMC’s “Fear The Walking Dead.” He was later cast as Leo in Amazon’s “Just Add Magic” in 2019.

His casting later led to a starring role in the 2020 spin-off series, “Just Add Magic: Magic City” which told the story of step-siblings Leo (Sanders), Zoe (Jolie Hoang-Rappaport), and their neighbor Ish (Jenna Qureshi). Sanders was nominated for an Emmy for his role in the hit series.

Tyler Sanders, dead at 18
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Tyler also appeared during an episode of “9-1-1: Lone Star” during the series’ third season which aired in April. He also appeared in a 2018 episode of ABC’s “The Rookie.” Tyler also appeared in the 2017 pilot episode for NBC’s “What About Barb?” and the 2019 movie “The Reliant.”

Many fans took to social media to mourn his passing and remember some of his best film and TV roles. One fan said, "I'm missing Tyler Sanders too. In a celebration to his life, I just finished watching 'Escaping My Stalker' (2020)."

"Tyler plays the part of Ronny Dyson, a troubled fourteen-year-old street kid that commits suicide," he continued. "He was such a gifted actor! 😢 #RIPTylerSanders."

Tyler Sanders' Final Instagram Photos Taken Only Days Before Tragic Death

Tyler Sanders, dead at 18
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Tyler Sanders, who had been acting since the age of 10, posted a few photos of him wearing a blue suit on his Instagram account mere days before it was announced that he had passed away.

The photos were taken in Vail, Colorado. He had simply typed “Styling” into the caption.

Many comments from fans have since been turned into words of condolences.

“R.I.P. gone to soon ,your family and friends are in my thoughts and Prayers 🙏 #18young” one fan wrote.

Tyler Sanders, dead at 18
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“Fly High Angel, Tyler💙😢💔” another follower commented.

“May you Rest in Love and Happiness ♥️ 🕊 Prayers and extra hugs to your Family 🙏🏽🙏🏽” said a third fan.

“I know you’re in a better place. But we all will miss you,” another wrote. “And each one of us will carry a piece of you within us always.”