9-1-1: Lone Star Actor Tyler Sanders' Cause of Death Revealed

Drugs played a role in the June 2022 death of Tyler Sanders, known for roles on shows such as 9-1-1: Lone Star and Fear the Walking Dead.

By Corinne Heller Dec 29, 2022 5:28 PMTags
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New details about actor Tyler Sanders' death have been revealed.

The 9-1-1: Lone Star actor died from the effects of fentanyl, according to an autopsy report from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner, obtained by E! News. The report further ruled that the 18-year-old's death was accidental. 

Sanders died at his home on June 16. "Tyler was a talented actor with a bright future," his rep told NBC News at the time. "He comes from a wonderful family and we ask that you respect their privacy at this time."

In addition to appearing on an episode of the Fox firefighter drama earlier this year, Sanders was also known for his role as Leo on the Amazon shows Just Add Magic and Just Add Magic: Mystery City, the latter of which earned him a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Principal Performance in a Children's Program in 2021. The actor also guest starred on The Rookie in 2018 and on Fear the Walking Dead in 2017.

Following Sanders' death, his Just Add Magic co-star Jolie Hoang-Rappaport shared a tribute to the actor on Instagram.

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"I'm honestly gutted right now," she wrote in her June 20 post, which included photos of the two with the rest of the cast. "Tyler, it was a privilege to share Just Add Magic with you. Thank you for surprising me on my birthday with [co-star] Jenna [Qureshi]. I don't think my dressing room had an inch left uncovered by balloons and decorations."

The Watchman actress continued, "Thank you for keeping a straight face during scenes when I could not. Thank you for playing foosball with me when we would do midnight shoots. Thank you for always holding the door open for everyone nearby. Thank you for inspiring me and so many others with your decency, your discipline, and dedication to acting. There's so much more. But most importantly, thank you for being my step-brother. You will always be remembered. [Love] Zoe (Jolie)."

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