The L.A. County Medical Examiner-Coroner has said that fentanyl killed Tyler Sanders, the 18-year-old star of Amazon’s Just Add Magic: Mystery City. Sanders was found dead in his Los Angeles home in June. The coroner said it was an accident that he died.
During the investigation, the coroner’s report didn’t find any other reasons why the person died or anything else important. It says that Sanders’ case is now over.
Sanders was a guest star on 9-1-1: Lone Star, Fear the Walking Dead, and The Rookie. He also appeared in a few short films. In an episode of Fear the Walking Dead on AMC, he played Young Jake Otto. In 2019, he played Leo in Just Add Magic on Amazon. That led to a lead role in the 2020 spinoff series Just Add Magic: Mystery City, which was about step-siblings Leo (Sanders) and Zoe (Jolie Hoang-Rappaport) and their neighbor Ish (Jenna Qureshi).
Sanders was also in an episode of 9-1-1: Lone Star from Season 3 and an episode of ABC’s The Rookie from 2018. His work includes the NBC pilot What About Barb? from 2017 and the movie The Reliant, which stars Kevin Sorbo and Julia Denton and comes out in 2019.
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When Sanders’ death was confirmed on June 16, Sanders’ agent, Pedro Tapia, said, “Tyler was a talented actor with a bright future.” “He comes from a great family, and we’d like you to give them some space right now.”
After Sanders died, his family made strong statements about the importance of mental health awareness.
David Sanders, Tyler’s father, said, “Tyler was an ambitious, hard-working actor who was also deeply and persistently depressed.” “Even though Tyler was trying to get help, he had trouble finding relief and decided to try drugs. Tyler started taking drugs not because he wanted to have fun with his friends, but because he was having a hard time with his mental health. Even though we are still sad about Tyler’s death, we are determined to tell his story in the hopes that it will help people talk more about this common problem.
Ginger Sanders, his mother, also said something. “It’s been tough for me to lose Tyler to fentanyl poisoning. I want people to know that we are just like any other family who never thought something like this could happen to them. Tyler had a lot of people who cared about him, but he still couldn’t get over his depression. Tyler tried to connect deeply with people and bring happiness to those around him. This may have been because he was sad. Tyler’s inner battles were quiet, but he was determined to make sure no one else felt the way he did. Tyler loved God and people, and he always did his best. Our sincere hope is that our story will help save other people.”
The “Do More 4 Tyler” project is being started by Joe Nussbaum, who is in charge of Tyler Sanders’ show Just Add Magic: Mystery City.
Nussbaum said, “One of the best things about making kids’ TV is working with talented, enthusiastic, and dedicated young actors like Tyler.” “Tyler wanted to be an actor so much that he would write “Do More” on his hand to remind himself to keep working toward his goals. “Do More” is now up to us. In honor of Tyler, other people who work in kids’ TV and I have put together the “Do More” Initiative. We want to change how the industry takes care of the mental health of child actors, who are the youngest and most vulnerable people in the business.
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Jessa Martin is the author of Nogmagazine, A professional in writing by day, and novelist by night, she received her bachelor of arts in film from Howard University and her master of arts in media studies from the New School. A Brooklyn native, she is a lover of naps, cookie dough, and beaches, currently residing in the borough she loves, most likely multitasking.