It’s a tragic and heartbreaking story: Tyler Sanders, a talented 18-year-old actor with a bright future, has been found dead in his bed after overdosing on the powerful opioid fentanyl. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner officially ruled his death an accident, citing “fentanyl effects” as the primary cause.
Sanders had a promising career ahead of him, having earned a Daytime Emmy nomination for his work on the Prime Video show Just Add Magic. He had also appeared on The Rookie, 9-1-1: Lone Star, Fear the Walking Dead, and Just Add Magic: Mystery City. He was an active social media user, often posting pictures of his travels and fitness journey. His last post was a picture of himself in a suit, captioned “Styling.”
The autopsy report revealed that the night before his death, Sanders had texted a friend to tell them he was using fentanyl. When he was found unresponsive, drug paraphernalia was discovered on the scene. Toxicology tests confirmed that he had fentanyl in his system.
Fentanyl is an incredibly strong opioid, approximately 50-100 times more powerful than morphine. It’s a drug that can be deadly even in small doses and has been linked to many overdose deaths in recent years.
Sanders’ agent Pedro Tapia issued a statement following his death, asking that his family’s privacy be respected. He said that Sanders was a “talented actor with a bright future” and that the family was devastated by his loss.
The death of Tyler Sanders is a tragedy that should serve as a reminder of the dangers of opioid use. Fentanyl is an incredibly powerful drug and it’s incredibly easy to overdose on it, even in small doses. It’s important that we spread awareness of this and educate people on the dangers of drug use. No one should have to go through the pain and suffering that Tyler Sanders’ family is going through right now.