It was just last year that Tyler Gwozdz was competing for Hannah Brown’s heart on Season 15 of The Bachelorette.
And now, the handsome suitor is no longer with us.
According to various reports, Gwozdz passed away Wednesday (Jan. 22) of a suspected heroin overdose. In fact, there is now a criminal investigation surrounding his untimely death. He was only 29 years old.
The overdose occurred on Jan. 13, with a 911 transcript alluding to the fact that Gwozdz had locked himself in a bathroom amid a possible overdose of heroin. He was with a female acquaintance at the time, who subsequently called 911 for help.
“Is he breathing?” the dispatcher asked.
“I can’t tell. I can’t tell. I’m so scared,” she said.
Soon after, paramedics arrived to transport the Florida native to the hospital, where he remained until his death.
“We are heartbroken to hear the tragic news of Tyler’s passing today,” a statement from the producers of The Bachelor said in a statement. “Our thoughts are with the Gwozdz family and his friends.”
Fans will recall that Gwozdz went on the first one on one date with Brown of her respective season, and they seemed to get along quite well. He, however, later left the show for unknown reasons.
We send our condolences to all those who mourn his tragic death.