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'9-1-1: Lone Star' actor Tyler Sanders dies at 18

"Tyler was a talented actor with a bright future," Sanders’ agent, Pedro Tapia, said in a statement.
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Tyler Sanders, seen here in a 2018 guest-starring role on ABC's "The Rookie," has died at 18.Eric McCandless / Disney via Getty Images file
/ Source: TODAY

Tyler Sanders, an actor best known for his starring role on "Just Add Magic: Mystery City" and guest appearances on "9-1-1: Lone Star" and "Fear the Walking Dead," has died. He was 18.

Sanders’ agent, Pedro Tapia, confirmed the actor’s death in a statement Friday. "Tyler was a talented actor with a bright future. He comes from a wonderful family and we ask that you respect their privacy at this time," the statement said.

Sanders’ cause of death is unknown and currently being investigated, Tapia said.

Sanders appeared as Leo in Amazon’s “Just Add Magic” in 2019 and brought the character back for the show’s 2020 spinoff series, "Just Add Magic: Mystery City."

He also had a guest-starring role in 2017 on AMC’s survival drama “Fear the Walking Dead” — where he played the younger version of Jake Otto — and in 2018 on the ABC police drama “The Rookie.”

His appearance on “9-1-1: Lone Star” aired in April.