Bachelorette contestant Tyler Gwozdz is reportedly dead at 29.
The former season 15 contender was reportedly checked into the ICU on Jan.13 following a suspected drug overdose in his native Boca Raton, Florida. He was originally thought to be in critical but stable condition. TMZ confirmed on Jan. 23 that Gwozdz had passed away.
Gwozdz, an aspiring clinical psychologist, was awarded the first one-on-one date during Hannah Brown’s season, but exited the show after just three weeks for undisclosed reasons. He later told Refinery29, “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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