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911: Lone Star actor Tyler Sanders died from an accidental overdose of fentanyl

911 Lone Star actor Tyler Sanders died from the effects of fentanyl, his autopsy has revealed.

The Fear The Walking Dead star was found dead in his LA home in June at the age of 18, with the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner noting that his death was accidental.

Tyler, who had been nominated for a Daytime Emmy for his role in the Prime Video series Just Add Magic: Mystery, landed guest roles on shows including 911: Lone Star, and had been actively posting on social media before his death.

Gone too soon: 911 Lone Star actor Tyler Sanders died from an accidental overdose of fentanyl, his autopsy has revealed

In the report, obtained by TMZ, the Medical Examiner said that Tyler sent a text message to a friend the night before his death, telling them that he was using fentanyl.

It also stated that he did not answer phone calls from his friend after sending the message about his drug use.

The coroner also stated that Tyler had no known medical problems, but did have a history of drug use, including heroin, cocaine, LSD, mushrooms and Xanax. 

Police found a plastic straw and white powder in the room where he died, the report stated.

RIP: The Fear The Walking Dead star (pictured in Just Add Magic: Mystery City) was found dead in his LA home in June

RIP: The Fear The Walking Dead star (pictured in Just Add Magic: Mystery City) was found dead in his LA home in June

Hard at work: The Medical Examiner said that Tyler (pictured with the cast of 911: Lone Star) sent a text message to a friend the night before his death, telling them that was using fentanyl

Hard at work: The Medical Examiner said that Tyler (pictured with the cast of 911: Lone Star) sent a text message to a friend the night before his death, telling them that was using fentanyl

It comes after Tyler was found dead at home at his home in LA, after police responded to a call concerning a male who was found not breathing.   

Responding officers found Sanders alone at the home and shortly after pronounced him dead.

At the time, the police did not suspect foul play and found no signs of suspicious circumstances. 

On its website, the LA County’s Medical Examiner-Coroner said Sanders’ cause of death was ‘deferred,’ meaning ‘pending additional investigation.’ 

Aside from his role on the YA spinoff of Just Add Magic, the teen actor was best known for guest roles on the small screen in 911: Lone Star, The Rookie and Fear the Walking Dead.

Close bond:It comes after Tyler (pictured with his family) was found dead at home at his home in LA, with police saying in the report he had a history of drug use

Close bond:It comes after Tyler (pictured with his family) was found dead at home at his home in LA, with police saying in the report he had a history of drug use

A representative for Sanders, Pedro Tapia, told the site that the cause of death would be investigated. 

‘Tyler was a talented actor with a bright future,’ Pedro Tapia said in a statement. ‘He comes from a wonderful family, and we ask that you respect their privacy at this time.’

Sanders kept a fairly active presence on social media, including a Facebook page where he was often seen at home or on vacation with his large family. 

His last Instagram post was from five days ago where he was seen wearing a blue suit while on a patio in Vail, Colorado. The caption read, ‘Styling.’ 

He had been in Vail with his family as they were seen white river rafting. ‘Here’s a quick before and after of my family white water rafting,’ he wrote in his caption as his family was seen paddling, then in the next photo, hit with water.

Sanders landed an Emmy nomination for role on the Amazon series, Just Add Magic: Mystery City. 

Last Instagram post: His last social media post was five days before his death, where he was seen wearing a blue suit while in Vail, Colorado

Last Instagram post: His last social media post was five days before his death, where he was seen wearing a blue suit while in Vail, Colorado

The young actor started working professionally at age 10 after working on stage in school projects. His first role was in 2015 on the show JLW Academy as himself.

Next he landed the role of Young Jake Otto on Fear The Walking Dead in the 2017 episode titled TEOTWAWKI which led to the role of Siggy in the TV movie What About Barb?

He played Logan Hawke in the TV series The Rookie in 2018. In 2019 he starred as Eli in the Reliant which won critical acclaim.

Magic role: In 2019 he played Leo in Just Add Magic. He had a bigger role, again as Leo, in the spinoff Just Add Magic: Mystery City in 2020

Magic role: In 2019 he played Leo in Just Add Magic. He had a bigger role, again as Leo, in the spinoff Just Add Magic: Mystery City in 2020

He started very young: He began acting at 10, including a guest part on Nathan Fillion's police drama The Rookie

He started very young: He began acting at 10, including a guest part on Nathan Fillion’s police drama The Rookie

Also in 2019 he played Leo in Just Add Magic and the following year he starred in the TV movie Escaping My Stalker. 

He had a bigger role, again as Leo, in the spinoff Just Add Magic: Mystery City in 2020.

On 911: Lone Star he played Brian in the 2022 episode Impulse Control.

Tyler has the movie The Price We Pay in post production waiting for release. 

In the past he had worked with actress Leah Remini, who followed him on Instagram. 

Another hit for him: In 2019 he starred as Eli in the Reliant which won critical acclaim

Another hit for him: In 2019 he starred as Eli in the Reliant which won critical acclaim

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