A scheduled autopsy was performed Tuesday (Jul. 2) on Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, but authorities are still searching for answers behind the 27-year-old’s sudden, unexplained death.
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According to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office, an official cause of death won’t be able to be determined until the results from the toxicology test come back, which could take months.
“The cause and manner of death are currently pending until a toxicology is conducted,” Carol Walker from the Medical Examiner’s Office told Radar Online. “It could take up to 90 days.”
Tarrant Co. Medical Examiner says it will withhold autopsy information regarding Tyler Skaggs, per the family's request, pending completion of a final examination. It estimates a completion date of Oct. 2.
— Gabe Lacques (@GabeLacques) July 2, 2019
Tyler Skaggs was found unresponsive Monday morning (Jul. 1) in his hotel room in Southlake, Texas. He was just 27 years old.
“The Southlake Police Department responded to a call of an unconscious male in a room in the Hilton Hotel,” Southlake police said in a news release. “Officers arrived and found the male unresponsive and he was pronounced deceased at the scene.”
Southlake Police Department Press Release 7/1/19 pic.twitter.com/vgZTUBIc40
— Southlake DPS (@SouthlakeDPS) July 1, 2019
Skaggs, a starting pitcher for the L.A. Angels, and his teammates were in town to play a game that night against the Texas Rangers.
“It is with great sorrow that we report Tyler Skaggs passed away earlier today in Texas,” the Angels said in a statement. “Tyler has, and always will be, an important part of the Angels family. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Carli and his entire family during this devastating time.”
Angels statement on the passing of Tyler Skaggs. pic.twitter.com/6XA2Vu1uWV
— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) July 1, 2019
Skaggs had played with the Angels just days before against the Oakland A’s, pitching four innings and striking out five players.
He had a standout 2019 season, posting seven wins and 78 strikeouts in 79.2 innings pitched.
Authorities said no foul play was suspected in Skaggs’ death and they also said there weren’t any obvious signs of suicide.