Bachelorette star dies aged 29

Bachelorette contestant Tyler Gwozdz has sadly passed away at the age of 29.

Palm Beach County Medical Examiner's Office database confirmed Tyler Gwozdz, who competed on Hannah Brown's season in the US last year, died on Wednesday, January 22.

Bachelorette star Tyler Gwozdz has sadly passed away at the age of 29. Photo: Instagram

"The case is an active ongoing investigation,” the Boca Raton Police Services Department told Yahoo.

TMZ reports Gwozdz was admitted to the intensive care unit in critical but stable condition where he remained for a week before he died.

Gwozdz, a psychology graduate student, went on Hannah Brown's first one-on-one date on the show last year.

While their connection seemed promising he mysteriously exited the show during episode three and no reason was given.

"Tyler G. had to leave, and that’s upsetting because I really enjoyed my date with him," Brown said.

At the time, fans theorised — thanks to Bachelor and Bachelorette blogger Reality Steve — Gwozdz was asked to leave when producers found something out about his "past relationships."

He denied a viral Reddit post that claimed to know specifics. In an email to Refinery29, Gwozdz said his abrupt departure was a mutual decision with producers.

"This was a decision that I came to with producers, and something that I’ve come to realise what is the best decision that could’ve been made," he said.

He said the reason his actual exit wasn't aired was to respect his privacy.

Gwozdz then brought up the effects cyberbullying can have on a person.

"The Internet is an amazing tool and can be used to create all sorts of good in the world, but I think it’s important that we address the reality of the situation. Anybody can say anything they want about anybody they want. Period," wrote Gwozdz.

"I am more than happy to take the slings and arrows of the internet world if it can help save one young person from experiencing what my family and I are currently battling. If you are lost, message me. I’m here for you. Reach out. There is love in this world," he concluded.

Yahoo Entertainment reached out to ABC for comment.

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