The cause of death of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs will be kept private for the time being, the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office announced on Tuesday.
A rep for the coroner tells The Blast that the family has requested that all information regarding Skaggs’ death be removed from the official public web page of the Medical Examiner’s Office.
The coroner anticipates the investigation into Skaggs’ death will be completed on October 2, 2019, and then the completed report will be made available.
The autopsy did not reveal a conclusive cause of death after the 27-year-old was found dead in his hotel room on Monday afternoon.
As we reported, emergency responders could be heard describing the situation as a medical emergency when Skaggs was found in his hotel room at the Hilton Dallas Southlake Town Square Hotel.
Monday’s game against the Texas Rangers was canceled and the organization expressed sorrow and gave condolences to the Angels over the loss of 27-year-old Skaggs:
The Texas Rangers organization wants to express its deepest sympathies to the family of Tyler Skaggs and to the entire Angels organization on this shocking loss. The thoughts and prayers of every member of the Texas Rangers and all of their fans are with the Angels organization at this difficult time. Tonight’s game will be made up at a date to be determined.”
Skaggs’ teammate, Mike Trout, also sent out a message, and wrote, “Our thoughts and prayers are with Carli and their families.” He added, “Remembering him as a great teammate, friend, and person who will forever remain our hearts … we love you, 45.”
The Angels announced Skaggs’ passing in a statement, saying, “It is with great sorrow that we report Tyler Skaggs passed away earlier today in Texas.”
The statement continued, “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.
According to the Southlake Police Department, Skaggs was found unresponsive in his hotel room at 2:18 PM.
“Officers arrived and found the male unresponsive and he was pronounced deceased at the scene,” police said.
No foul play is suspected and police say the investigation is ongoing.
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred issued a statement saying, “I am deeply saddened by today’s tragedy in Texas. All of us at Major League Baseball extend our deepest condolences to Tyler’s wife Carli, their family, their friends and all of his Angels’ teammates and colleagues. We will support the Angels’ organization through this most difficult period, and we will make a variety of resources available to Tyler’s teammates and other members of the baseball family.”