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Former Bachelorette Contestant Tyler Gwozdz Is Dead At 29

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Tyler Gwozdz, best known for competing to win Hannah Brown's heart in the 2019 season of ABC's Bachelorette, has died. A psychology graduate student and Boca Raton, FL native when he made his Bachelorette debut, Gwozdz was 29-years-old at the time of his passing.

The former Bachelorette personality died after he was hospitalized earlier this month when Boca Raton police officers and paramedics responded to a 911 call for a possible drug overdose on January 13, according to TMZ, and he reportedly remained hospitalized for a week after being admitted to the ICU in critical but stable condition until he was not listed as a patient on January 21.

The person who placed the 911 call allegedly informed dispatchers that Tyler Gwozdz had overdosed on a drug that might have been heroin, and was trying to get into a bathroom where Gwozdz was. Although he was reportedly turned on his back and the ambulance arrived, he tragically died due to the incident.

The Palm Beach County Medical Examiner's Office did not provide details about what happened, but Deadline reports confirmation that Tyler Gwozdz's remains are there and an autopsy report will be available in 8-12 weeks. Gwozdz's Bachelorette biography described him as "a very laid-back guy with a go-with-the-flow kind of


Although Tyler Gwozdz wasn't a finalist in Hannah Brown's season of The Bachelorette, he did make an impression on the leading lady early on when he received the first one-on-one date with her. Viewers were surprised when he abruptly left the series without an on-camera farewell. Brown shared that Gwozdz (known on The Bachelorette as Tyler G. to separate him from Tyler C.) "had to leave."

While viewers didn't get to know Tyler Gwozdz as much as Tyler Cameron or Peter Weber or others who joined to show looking for love, his brief time on The Bachelorette and his one-on-one with Hannah Brown were memorable. Take a look at the one-on-one:

Other than his time on The Bachelorette with Hannah Brown and her various other suitors, Tyler Gwozdz remained out of the spotlight on both the small and the silver screen. Still, the Bachelor nation fans undoubtedly join those who knew and loved him in mourning his passing.

Tyler Gwozdz's last social media activity was on September 2, 2019, when he shared some pictures from Los Angeles via Instagram from a meet-up with several other Bachelor nation alums, including some who went on to appear on Bachelor in Paradise:

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Tyler Gwozdz was seemingly on good terms with some of those he shared the house with during his time on The Bachelorette. Our thoughts here at CinemaBlend go out to the friends, family, and loved ones of Gwozdz in this difficult time.

Laura Hurley
Laura Hurley

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