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.”
Read our Tyler Sanders blog for the latest news and updates…
Sanders’s death being investigated
According to TMZ, Tyler Sanders’ cause of death is currently unknown.
However, an autopsy is set to be performed in the coming days.
Tyler’s rep, Pedro Tapia, told the outlet that the teen’s passing is being investigated.
Tyler shared a video on his TikTok documenting his fitness journey.
Text over the video says, “One year ago I was skinny and unconfident so I decided to make a change.
He can be seen lifting various weights throughout the video and is unrecognizable at the end, bulging with muscles.
More fan reaction
Fans said they were heartbroken to hear of the teen’s passing.
See Tyler in the Just Add Magic: Mystery City
After appearing on Just Add Magic, Sanders landed one of the leading roles on the spinoff, Just Add Magic: Mystery City.
All of season one is included for free with Amazon Prime.
His first marathon
Last year Tyler shared a picture of himself after running his first half-marathon.
In a Facebook post, he encouraged others to follow their own goals as he has done with his health goals.
“Break it down into manageable steps, train/practice, and push yourself. You can achieve it with the right mindset and hard work.”
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.
Appearance on The Rookie
Tyler shared a still from when he appeared on ABC’s The Rookie.
He was in season one, episode six, which aired in November 2018.
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.
When did Sanders start acting?
The late star began his acting career at 10 years old and got his first credited role on the sitcom JLW Academy.
Since then he’s gone on to star in many shorts and television shows.
At the time of his death, two new projects he was working on were in post-production; The Price We Pay and Shock!
Cause of death ‘deferred’
“Once the tests/studies come back, the doctor evaluates the case again and makes the cause of death determination.”
Fan comments on Tyler Sanders’ final photos, continued
“OH MY GOD! You look like a successful businessman #youlookawesome,” commented one fan on Tyler Sanders’ last Instagram photos.
“You are so mighty fine,” wrote a follower, adding fire emojis.
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, and Dawn actor Casey Simpson joked, “Tyler, stop being a fire hazard in a high-risk forest.”
Another fan wrote, “looking fresh buddy!”
“Woah. You’re killing it,” added another.
Fans commented on Tyler Sanders’ heartbreaking last photos
The 18-year-old shared a photo of himself just last week in a suit while at an event in Colorado, posing in a blue suit with a matching tie and white shirt.
He wore shiny black shoes and circular glasses.
Friends, family, and followers complimented the actor in the suit photos as many called him, “so handsome!”
Sanders was ‘so thankful’ for Emmy-nominated role
“So thankful to be a part of Just Add Magic Mystery City and so grateful for the Daytime Emmy nomination!” he wrote in June 2021.
The comments featured several different people congratulating the young actor on the nomination.
Tyler Sanders’ Emmy nomination
He was nominated for the role of Leo in Amazon’s popular spin-off series Just Add Magic: Mystery City.
He was nominated for Outstanding Principal Performance in a Children’s Program, according to the Children’s & Lifestyle Nominations page for the 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.
Tyler Sanders’ friendship with Jordan Fisher
On May 10, 2022, Tyler posted a picture of the two of them with the caption: “Life is good. Also Jordan Fisher is a lovely person.”
Jordan also commented on Tyler’s most recent photo with a heart-eye emoji.
Tyler Sanders’ life outside of acting
When Tyler Sanders was not on a set, he could often be found posting about his life and fitness journey on Instagram, where he had amassed over 12,000 followers.
Just days before his sudden death, he posted pictures in Vail, Colorado, with the caption: “Styling.”
Tyler Sanders also tried his hand at comedy
“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.
Fans react to Tyler Sanders’ death on Instagram
“Rest Easy Tyler,” one person wrote.
“incredibly heartbreaking. Rest easy king,” another said.
“So sad, gone too soon and way to young to die. Rest easy buddy. I thoroughly enjoyed watching you on 911 Lonestar,” another responded.
Tyler Sanders’ social media
It also included shots of him on set at work.
“Had a great time working on 9-1-1 Lone Star!…” he wrote alongside the pic.