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Friday Jan 24 2020
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Tyler Gwozdz, former 'The Bachelorette' contestant dies of drug overdose

Web Desk

Former "The Bachelortte" contestant Tyler Gwozdz has died at the age 29, according to the show producers.

He had appeared in Season 15 of the ABC show last year, competing for star Hannah Brown.

“We are heartbroken to hear the tragic news of Tyler’s passing today. Our thoughts are with the Gwozdz family and his friends,” the show’s producers said in a statement.

Gwozdz was the eldest of five siblings, “a loving son and a friend to many,” the producers said. He was an entrepreneur who was planning to become a psychologist and had “an adventurous spirit and a zest for life”.

ABC News reported that Gwozdz died of drugs overdose after spending a week in the intensive care unit of a hospital in Florida where, according to police, he was admitted on January 13.

"The Bachelorette" is an American reality television dating game show that debuted on ABC on January 8, 2003.