Tyler Sanders, who starred in the Amazon series Just Add Magic: Mystery City and starred in 9-1-1: Lone Star, Fear the Walking Dead and The Rookie, died at his Los Angeles home. He was 18 years old.
His agent Pedro Tapia confirmed the news but did not give details. He added that the death is under investigation. “Tyler was a talented actor with a bright future,” Tapia said. “He comes from a wonderful family, and we ask that his privacy be respected at this time.”
Sanders’ cause of death is unknown and is currently being investigated, meaning the medical examiner is “requesting further investigation into the death, including additional studies. Once the evidence/studies come in, the medical examiner evaluates the case again and makes a determination of the cause of death.”
He started acting when he was 10 years old and even earned an Emmy nomination for his role as Leo on the show “Just Add Magic: Mystery City” on Amazon Prime. He also participated in short films and in the series El Novato.
Tyler Sanders had a hand in several short films and played young Jake Otto in an episode of AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead before appearing as Leo on Amazon’s Just Add Magic in 2019. That led to a starring role in the 2020 spinoff series Just Add Magic: Mystery City, which centred on half-siblings Leo (Sanders) and Zoe (Jolie Hoang-Rappaport) and their neighbour Ish (Jenna Qureshi).
Sanders’ Leo becomes the new protector of the magical cookbook, unravelling a century-old mystery that leads them on a historic adventure through the city streets in a race to find a secret recipe.
Tyler Sanders’ death was first reported by TMZ. According to the media outlet, he died in Los Angeles at his home, but the cause of death is currently unclear.
More information is expected to come after an upcoming autopsy. Tyler shared a video on his TikTok documenting his fitness journey.
Tyler Sanders’ comedy performance for Hollywood Improv was also shared on Comedy Playground’s YouTube account in October 2021.
The video has no comments, but Tyler received some responses to the clip he shared on his Facebook page.
According to a video he posted on Facebook in November, Tyler Sanders also tried his hand at comedy in addition to his acting career.
“Stand up at #hollywoodimprov with Comedy Playground. #comedyplaygroundshowcase #standupcomedy,” she captioned the clip.
The post received some responses from fans who told her that he did a “great job” during his performance.
The text above the video reads: “A year ago he was skinny and insecure so I decided to make a change.
He can be seen lifting various weights throughout the video and is unrecognizable at the end, full of muscles.
Sanders also appeared in a Season 3 episode of 9-1-1: Lone Star that aired in April and a 2018 episode of ABC’s The Rookie, starring Nathan Fillion. His other credits include the 2017 NBC pilot What About Barb?, starring Leah Remini and Ben Lawson and the 2019 film The Reliant with Kevin Sorbo and Julia Denton.
Following the deaths of Tyler Sanders and TikToker Cooper Noriega, fans are wondering why so many young people are dying.
One user wrote: “Last week it was Cooper Noriega. This week, it’s Tyler Sanders.
“Children are dying and we’re not doing enough to stop it or hold people accountable.”
Another user tweeted: “Another tragedy, RIP. However, whatever the reason, the ‘rate’ at which this is happening is just…not normal.”
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