Tyler Gwozdz and Other Deaths That Rocked Bachelor Nation

Tyler Gwozdz, who appearedo n Hannah Brown's season of The Bachelor, passed away at the age of 29 due to an apparent overdose

By Tierney Bricker Jan 23, 2020 8:30 PMTags

Bachelor Nation lost one of its own.

Tyler Gwozdz, who appeared as a contestant on the most recent season of The Bachelorette, has passed away at the age of 29, E! News has confirmed.

Gwozdz, who was known as Tyler G. during Hannah Brown's season, was hospitalized last week in Boca Raton for a suspected medical overdose, with officers responding to a call at around 10:45 a.m. on Jan. 13, with the former reality contestant then being transported to the hospital. An official cause of death has yet to be determined. 

A psychology graduate student, Gwozdz was picked for the first one-on-one date of season 15 before making an abrupt off-screen exit from the reality dating competition series. The Bachelor producers and Brown have yet to publicly comment on Gwozdz's death.

Unfortunately, Gwozdz isn't the first member of Bachelor Nation that has passed away in the ABC franchise's 18-year history, with fans mourning the loss of several contestants over the years. 

Deaths That Rocked Bachelor Nation

Here are eight deaths that rocked Bachelor Nation: 

Clint Arlis

Clint Arlis appeared on season 11 of The Bachelorette, which starred Kaitlyn Bristowe and premiered in 2015. He and fellow contestant JJ Lane famously said "villains gotta vill," and he was eliminated week three.

In January 2022, Clint's sister Taylor Lulek announced his passing. He was 34 years old. 

"It is with great sadness, to tell you that my family has lost my best friend and older brother Clint on the morning of January 11th," Taylor wrote on Facebook. "Please respect our family's privacy as we try to cope with this great loss."

A cause of death was not revealed.

Tyler Gwozdz

Tyler Gwozdz, or Tyler G, appeared on Hannah Brown's season of The Bachelorette in 2019. After going on the first one-on-one date of season 15, Tyler unexpectedly left the show for an unknown reason soon after. An official reason for his abrupt departure was never revealed, and Hannah simply told the remaining suitors that Tyler "had to leave."

Tyler died on Jan. 22, 2020, after he was hospitalized for a suspected medical overdose the week prior in Boca Raton, Fla. At the time, the Boca Raton Police Services Department confirmed to E! News that officers responded to a call for a suspected medical overdose at around 10:45 a.m. on Jan. 13, with Tyler then being transported to the hospital. The Palm Beach County Medical Examiner later confirmed that Tyler "died as a result of opioid toxicity (heroin)" and listed the manner of death as an accident.

Christy Caserta

Christy Caserta, a lawyer who competed on season 15 of The Bachelor starring Brad Womackpassed away at the age of 38 in October 2018. 

Caserta collapsed during a training class in Florida, and after seeing her unresponsive, her classmates quickly called 911 fearing that she'd suffered a seizure. First responders transported her to a hospital, where she subsequently died, a spokesperson for the Sunrise Police Department in Sunrise, Fla. told E! News at the time.

Michael Nance

Michael Nance was found dead in a residence in Austin, Texas in August 2017. He was 31 years old. According to an autopsy report, Michael, who appeared on Emily Maynard's season of The Bachelorette, died from "multiple drug toxicity" and his manner of death was ruled an accident.

Eric Hill

Before his appearance on Andi Dorfman's season of The Bachelorette aired, Eric Hill tragically died in a 2014 accident. He was paragliding with friends when his parachute partially collapsed, according to reports. He was 32 years old.

Erin Storm

Eight years after appearing on Matt Grant's season of The BachelorErin Storm died in a fatal private plane crash in 2016. According to NBC Los Angeles, Erin was the sole occupant of the Airborne XT-912 light-sport, weight-shift control plane and crashed shortly after taking off.

Gia Allemand

Gia Allemand, who appeared on Jake Pavelka's season of The Bachelor, died by suicide in 2013. She was 29 years old.

Julien Hug

Julien Hug, who appeared on season five of The Bachelorette starring Jillian Harris, was discovered dead in the San Bernardino National Forest in California in 2010. His parents shared that he'd been suffering from depression and had died by suicide. 

Lex McAllister

Lex McAllister, who appeared on Jake Pavelka's season of The Bachelordied from a drug overdose in February 2016, E! News confirmed. She was 31 years old. According to the coroner's report, Lex's death was due to acute intoxication by the combined effects of amlodipine and acetaminophen, and the manner of death was ruled a suicide.