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Former 'Bachelorette' Contestant Tyler Gwozdz Dead at Age 29


Tyler Gwozdz, the reality star who appeared on the television show “Bachelorette” with Hannah Brown in 2019, has died. He was 29.

Gwozdz became a fan-favorite almost immediately on “Bachelorette” after he went on the first one-on-one date with Brown, competing to be the one man who would receive the coveted final rose.

Fans of the show were left disappointed when Gwozdz abruptly left the show without much of an explanation to Brown or his fellow competitors other than that he “had to leave,” E! News reported.

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“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,” he told Refinery 29 of his exit from the show.

Brown briefly addressed his departure on camera, saying, “Tyler G. had to leave, and that’s upsetting because I really enjoyed my date with him,” and nothing more.

According to TMZ, Gwozdz was admitted to the intensive care unit of a Florida hospital last week and remained there in stable but critical condition.

The Boca Raton Police Services Department told E! News that they had responded to a call about a suspected medical overdose on Jan. 13, and that Gwozdz was then rushed to the hospital.

The official cause of the 29-year-old’s death has not been released.

According to Fox News, it may take 8 to 12 weeks for a full autopsy report to be completed.

A spokesperson for Boca Raton police confirmed to People that the department did respond “to a medical overdose” involving Gwozdz on Jan. 13 and that the case is “an active ongoing investigation.”

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According to his “Bachelorette” biography, Gwozdz was a psychology graduate student who hoped to become a clinical psychologist. He was also an entrepreneur with a side business, Dream Therapy Analysis.

“Tyler G. is a very laid-back guy with a go-with-the-flow kind of attitude,” the bio read.

“He avoids clubs at all costs and would much rather spend time reading, going to Soul Cycle or relaxing on his boat.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family during this difficult time.

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A graduate of Grand Canyon University, Kim Davis has been writing for The Western Journal since 2015, focusing on lifestyle stories.
Kim Davis began writing for The Western Journal in 2015. Her primary topics cover family, faith, and women. She has experience as a copy editor for the online publication Thoughtful Women. Kim worked as an arts administrator for The Phoenix Symphony, writing music education curriculum and leading community engagement programs throughout the region. She holds a degree in music education from Grand Canyon University with a minor in eating tacos.
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