Tyler Sanders, a young actor best known for appearing on TV shows like 9-1-1: Lone Star and Fear the Walking Dead, has passed away at the age of 18. TMZ brings word of Sanders passing, with no official cause of death reported. Pedro Tapia, a rep for Sanders, noted that "Tyler's death is being investigated and he's being remembered as a good kid who came from a good family." Sanders began his career in acting when he was just 10 years old and even earning himself a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Principal Performance in a Children's Program after appearing on Amazon Prime Video's Just Add Magic: Mystery City.
After appearing in a few shorts and an independent television series, Sanders' first big acting gig was on Fear the Walking Dead. He appeared in one episode in the show's third season, playing the young version of Sam Underwood's Jake Otto in 2017's "TEOTWAWKI." From there he went on to appear in an episode of The Rookie, sharing the screen with star Nathan Fillion for an episode.
Sanders is perhaps best known to younger audiences for appearing in Prime's Just Add Magic: Mystery City, a spinoff of the children's TV show. He played the role of Leo in the series, appearing in all ten episodes of the show's one and only season. His most recent credit however was in an episode of 9-1-1: Lone Star, sharing a scene with stars Gina Torres and Rob Lowe. The episode revolved around a series of emergencies for the team to handle, all of which were centered on character actor Larry Joe Campbell's Al, the father of Tyler Sanders' character.
According to Sanders' IMDB profile, the actor is set to appear in the upcoming action-thriller The Price We Pay, a film currently in post-production that stars Emile Hirsch and Stephen Dorff and is directed by Japanese filmmaker Ryûhei Kitamura.
Our thoughts are with Tyler's family and friends during this difficult time and our deepest condolences go out to them.