By: Madeleine Porter
Bachelor Nation is mourning the loss of Tyler Gwozdz.
Former Bachelorette contestant Tyler G. died January 22 from a suspected overdose at a Boca Raton apartment. Authorities confirmed they are conducting a criminal investigation into the 29-year-old’s death, according to the Palm Beach Post.
Life before The Bachelorette
Gwozdz was a psychology graduate student living in Boca Raton, Florida before stepping into the Bachelor Mansion. Within his bio, he described himself as “a laid-back guy with a go-with-the-flow kind of attitude” who would much rather spend time on a boat than a club. Additionally, his “life goal” was to get his Ph.D. in psychology and become a clinical psychologist.
How did he fare on The Bachelorette?
Tyler appeared on Hannah Brown’s season and made a decent first impression, as he was the person she chose to go on her first one-on-one-date. Things seemed to be going well as they went 4-wheeling through the dirt; Hannah even gave Tyler a rose at the end of the date. However, their love story ended abruptly when Tyler “had to leave” the show for no reported reason. There hasn’t been any further explanation as to why he cut it short and neither production or Gwodzdz revealed a reason.