AceShowbiz - "The Bachelor" Nation are mourning the death of former contestant Tyler Gwozdz, who reportedly died on Wednesday, January 22 after suffering a suspected drug overdose. More details about his unexpected death have now emerged online, revealing that the Boca Raton PD responded to a 911 dispatch audio call made by a female friend of Tyler's on January 13.
According to the friend in the audio, which was obtained by HollywoodLife.com, the friend claimed that Tyler was found unresponsive in a locked bathroom at her Florida home. "My friend overdosed and he won't wake up," the woman on the call said.
When asked if Tyler was still breathing at the time, she replied, "I don't know I can't get in there. He's in my bathroom." She went on noting, "He's not responsive," adding that Tyler had possibly overdosed on heroin.
Following Tyler's death, "Bachelor" producers issued a statement to the Bachelor Nation blog on Thursday, expressing their grief. "We are heartbroken to hear the tragic news of Tyler's passing today. Our thoughts are with the Gwozdz family and his friends," the statement read.
The producers also noted that Tyler, who was the eldest of five siblings, was a successful entrepreneur. He was planning on becoming a psychologist, working to obtain his PhD. "Tyler had an adventurous spirit and a zest for life," concluded the statement.
Tyler's co-star and close friend Luke Stone also took to social media to remember his late pal. "I lost one of my closest friends today- Tyler I'll miss you every day, miss our hours long conversations about nonsense over the phone, miss how damn funny you were, I had so much happiness and joy for what the future held for us as friends," so he tweeted. "I love you man, so much."
Tyler's body is currenly with the Palm Beach Medical Examiner's Office. A spokesperson shared that an autopsy will take a minimum of eight to 12 weeks to complete.