A member of the Los Angeles Angels organization has been sentenced for their role in the death of Tyler Skaggs, who died in 2019 of a heroin overdose. Angels employee Eric Kay was found guilty of supplying the pills that ultimately killed Tyler, and he was given a 22-year prison sentence. He was found guilty of drug distribution leading to death and drug conspiracy.
Tyler Skaggs Cause of De@th
Skaggs was discovered dead on July 1, 2019, in his hotel room in Southlake, Texas, while the Angels were in town to play the Texas Rangers.
Skaggs, who was under the influence of fentanyl, oxycodone, and alcohol, choked to death on his own vomit, according to the autopsy.
The official cause of death for the 27-year-old was listed as an accident.
During an interview with the US Drug Enforcement Administration in October 2019, former Angels employee Eric Kay acknowledged that he frequently obtained drugs for Skaggs.
When questioned by DEA officials, Kay also admitted to supplying oxycodone to five additional athletes at Skaggs’ request.
However, no other participants have been revealed.
To remember Skaggs, the Angels sewed No. 45 patches on their jerseys for the rest of the 2019 season.
Many people give tribute to Tyler, Here are some:
John Clark gives tribute to Skaggs through posted a tweet:
#RIP Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs
Mike Trout & Tyler Skaggs were such good friends, Mike brought Tyler (who was a Vikings fan) to Eagles NFC title win over Vikings. Tyler was with Mike here
“He started cheering for the Eagles. They turned him into a fan.” 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/g4VhSFEBUJ
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) July 3, 2019
Matt Veasey posts RIP, Tyler Skaggs on his Twitter account:
RIP, Tyler Skaggs pic.twitter.com/SqN2h3ghoR
— Matt Veasey (@MatthewVeasey) July 2, 2019
Please get treatment if you or someone you know has an addiction or mental health problem. You can find help and support from a variety of sources; you are not alone.
The following materials may be of assistance:
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
- The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: https://afsp.org/
- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): https://www.nami.org/
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