Tyler Skaggs born on 13 July 1991 in Santa Monica. He is a citizen of United States of America. He represents United States of America for sport. He died on 1 July 2019 in Southlake from a barbiturate overdose, pulmonary aspiration and asphyxia at age 27 years, 11 months.
He was an American baseball player.
Tyler Skaggs has worked as a baseball player. He played for Orem Owlz, Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
He is also known as Tyler W. Skaggs and Tyler Wayne Skaggs.
Skaggs died of a fentanyl overdose on July 1, 2019. Skaggs was found unresponsive in his hotel room, in Southlake, Texas, and was pronounced dead at around 2:18 p.m. by authorities upon their arrival at the scene. The Angels were in the area to play a four-game series against the Texas Rangers; he was scheduled to pitch in the series' finale on July 4. The Angels and the Rangers postponed the first game, which had been scheduled for the day of his death. The statement issued by the Southlake Police Department read that neither suicide nor foul play was suspected. The next day, the Tarrant County Medical Examiner began their autopsy, estimating it would determine a cause of death by October 2, 2019.
On July 6, 2019, Andrew Heaney became the first pitcher to start after the passing of the fellow left-hander. His first pitch against George Springer of Houston Astros was an overhand and slow curveball, which was Skaggs' best pitch, and was unchallenged with no swing.
On August 30, 2019, the Tarrant County Medical Examiner announced that the autopsy performed on Skaggs found a mix of fentanyl, oxycodone and alcohol in his system. Opioids are banned by MLB. Skaggs also had a blood alcohol level of 0.12. The examination concluded that Skaggs died of asphyxia after choking on his own vomit, and his death was ruled an accident.