On Thursday, Just Add Magic: Mystery City actor Tyler Sanders, who was nominated for an Emmy for his role in the Prime Video series, died at 18 in Los Angeles.
According to Variety, Sanders began acting at the age of ten, appearing in various short films. In 2017, he made his first major television appearance as the child version of main character Sam Underwood in an episode of AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead. Other television appearances include a 2018 episode of The Rookie and an April 18 episode of 9-1-1: Lone Star, his last credit before his death.
Sanders made an appearance in the latest episode of the children’s fantasy series Just Add Magic in 2019. The series centered on three friends who discover a mysterious cookbook filled with recipes for dishes with magical properties, based on the 2010 novel by Cindy Callaghan. The ladies passed the cookbook to three new protectors in the latest episode: Leo (played by Sanders), Zoe (Jolie Hoang-Rappaport), and Ish (played by Ish) (Jenna Qureshi).
All three actors would eventually star in Just Add Magic: Mystery City, a spin-off series. Sanders’ character on the show used the cookbook to uncover a mystery about his sister-in-law Zoe’s parentage and, in the end, save the world. Sanders was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Primary Performance in a Children’s Program for his portrayal of Leo, as reported by Variety.
Sanders also starred opposite Kevin Sorbo in the 2019 film “The Reliant.” Sanders has completed filming for a role in the feature film “The Price We Play,” directed by Ryuhei Kitamura and starring Stephen Dorff. The cause of death has not yet been determined. (With ANI entries)