TEEN actor Tyler Sanders, known for roles in shows 9-1-1: Lone Star and Fear the Walking Dead, has reportedly died at age 18.
The young performer’s cause of death is unclear, but an autopsy is set to be performed in the near future.
Tyler’s rep, Pedro Tapia, broke the news to the outlet, adding that his death is being investigated.
As of Friday afternoon, fans in the comments had just started to catch on to the news of the Just Add Magic: Mystery City actor’s passing, writing comments like, “I will forever be thinking of you.”
Tyler’s career included appearances in Fear the Walking Dead, Milk Teeth, and Escaping my Stalker.
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Tyler’s comedic career
“I performed stand up at #hollywoodimprov with Comedy Playground. #comedyplaygroundshowcase #standupcomedy,” he captioned the clip.
The post got a few responses from fans telling him he did a “great job” during his act.
‘Rest easy brother’
Fans offered their condolences in the comments of Sanders’ most recent Instagram post.
One user wrote, “I know you’re in a better place. But we all will miss you. And each one of us will carry a piece of you within us always.”
Another said, “Rest easy brother. legacy will live on, thanks for the impact you left on all of us.”
‘He will truly be missed’
A commenter — claiming to be Tyler’s uncle — chimed in on the comments of Tyler Sanders’ last Instagram post, writing, “This is a fine young man full of talents.”
“I have always been proud to call him my nephew and he will truly be missed by many in this world.”
“I regret to have not not publicly announced how truly proud I was of this young man. He is what I call a 5 star individual.”
Fans questioning the death of young people
Following the death of Tyler Sanders and TikToker Cooper Noriega, fans are left questioning why so many young people are dying.
One user wrote: “Last week it was Cooper Noriega. This week, it’s Tyler Sanders.
“Kids are dying and we are not doing nearly enough to stop it or hold people accountable.”
Another user tweeted: “Another tragedy, RIP. However, whatever the reason, the sheer ‘rate’ at which this is happening is simply… not normal.”
Sanders worked with Leah Remini
In 2017, Tyler shot a half-hour pilot with actress Leah Remini, according to his IMDb.
Remini has starred in series such as The King of Queens, Kevin Can Wait, and Saved By The Bell.
Where to watch Tyler on 911: Lone Star
You can watch Tyler’s episode of 911: Lone Star and the rest of the series on Fox, Hulu, FuboTV, and other major streaming services.
Most of the streaming services only offer services with a subscription.
What episode of 911: Lone Star did Tyler star in?
In the third season of FOX’s 911: Lone Star, he played Brian in episode 14, which is titled Impulse Control.
The synopsis for this episode reads: “Owen and the 126 race to emergencies at a fast food drive-thru, a high school wrestling match and a case of road rage – all with one common element tying them together.
“Meanwhile, Tommy’s estranged brother-in-law makes a surprise appearance in Austin, and Marjan confronts Capt. Strand about his anger management issues.”
‘He was a wonderful actor to work with’
911: Lone Star’s Rob Lowe spoke to Fox News Digital about the young actor’s death.
He said: “I’m saddened to hear about the passing of Tyler Sanders.
“He was a wonderful actor to work with on 9-1-1 Lone Star and will be missed.
“My thoughts go out to his family during this difficult time.”
What awards did Tyler win?
During his time acting, Tyler Sanders won the Christian Film Festival award for Best Actor Teen and Best Actor Teen Fan Favorite for his role in The Reliant.
He starred alongside Disney alumn Mollee Gray and actor Kevin Sorbo in the film.
Tyler also got a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for his role in Just Add Magic: Mystery City.
‘I’m an adult!’
Sanders celebrated his 18th birthday in February by sharing a selfie with the caption “I’m an adult!”
The comment section of the post was filled with congratulatory messages and well wishes at the time.
Currently, it is filled with condolences.
Tyler completed the 75 Hard Challenge
Last year, on June 4, Tyler took to his Instagram to post about his completion of the 75 Hard Challenge, which involved doing daily two 45-minute workouts, drinking a gallon of water, following a diet, reading 10 pages of a book, and having no alcohol or cheat meals.
In his caption, he wrote: “This was an incredibly hard 75 days – I really saw myself become more of a disciplined person.
“This challenge is more of a mental discipline challenge than a fitness challenge. It’s all about being able to make yourself do something that you don’t want to do.”
Second young death in a week
He was 19 at the time of his death.
Tyler had ‘a bright future’
Tyler’s rep Pedro Tapia wrote in an email to HuffPost: “Tyler was a talented actor with a bright future.
“He comes from a wonderful family, and we ask that you respect their privacy at this time.”
Tyler in Just Add Magic spinoff on Amazon Prime
The show is the spin-off to Just Add Magic, an American children’s fantasy drama that premiered on Amazon Prime Video in January 2015.
It is based on Cindy Callaghan’s novel of the same name. Joanna Lewis and Kristine Songco created the program, and Pixie Wespiser produced it with Joe Nussbaum as executive producer.
The magic cookbook makes its way to Bay City and to the hands of three new owners Zoe, Leo, and Ish in this spin-off series.
Tyler was a fan of golf
In some earlier posts on his Instagram, Tyler can be seen on golf courses.
He also put up a photo of him and a person who looks to be his father posing in front of a large Houston Open golf ball.
Tyler took to Instagram in December 2020 to share his take on the One Chip Challenge.
In this challenge, participants stomached a lone chip “made with the hottest peppers on the planet,” according to Sacbee.com.
Tyler seemed to be a trooper about the spice, however, eating the whole chip despite the burn.
Tyler was involved in two projects before death
Sanders was reportedly involved in two projects in post-production, the status of which is now unknown, according to ScreenRant.
Shock!, a short film starring Sanders as an obsessive stalker of a silent cinema actress, is one of them.
The other, Godzilla: Final Wars director Ryûhei Kitamura’s The Price We Pay, depicts two crooks on the run after a major crime who decide to hide out in an ancient farmhouse that may prove to be more hazardous than the authorities.
Sanders was set to star with Stephen Dorff, Emile Hirsch, and Vernon Wells in the film, per the outlet.
What was Tyler’s biggest role?
His most notable appearance was in Just Add Magic: Mystery City, a Prime Video offshoot of their series Just Add Magic, which adapts the Cindy Callaghan children’s novel of the same name about a group of friends discovering a magical cookbook.
Mystery City, which follows a group of new Protectors as they race to find an important recipe, premiered on Netflix in January 2020.
Sanders reprised his role as Leo, which he first played in a 2019 episode of Just Add Magic alongside co-stars Jolie Hoang-Rappaport as Zoe and Jenna Qureshi as Ish.
For his performance in 2021, he was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award, according to ScreenRant.
Who did Tyler play on The Walking Dead?
During season 3 of AMC’s The Walking Dead prequel series Fear the Walking Dead, Tyler made a cameo as a young Jake Otto (Sam Underwood) in a flashback episode.
On Tyler’s official Facebook page fans commented on the most recent post to share their condolences.
One fan wrote: “RIP Tyler. So sad to lose such talent at such a young age.”
Another wrote “RIP Tyler” with emojis of a bouquet of flowers.
His fitness journey
In an Instagram post, Sanders showed a picture from before he started “taking fitness seriously” and a current one.
In the caption, he explained how he trained in the gym and changed his diet in order to put on 25 pounds of mass.
“Even on days I didn’t want to, I stuck with it,” he wrote.
What was Just Add Magic: Mystery City about?
The children’s fantasy drama centered around two step-siblings and their neighbor who team up to protect an ancient book of magical recipes.
Zoe, Ish, and Sanders’ character Leo, unlock a centuries-old mystery that’s on them to solve.
The sho was hugely popular after its release on Amazon Prime.
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