The Los Angeles Angels were crushed when they learned of the tragic death of starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs in 2019. The team was on a road swing in Texas to take on the Texas Rangers when the news broke that Tyler Skaggs had been found dead. Later it would come out that former Angels employee Eric Kay was supplying and abusing drugs with Skaggs.
BREAKING: Former Angels employee Eric Kay has been charged by federal authorities in Texas with distributing fentanyl in connection with the death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, according to court documents reviewed by the @latimes.
— Nathan Fenno (@nathanfenno) August 7, 2020
Skaggs’s death was in connection with Eric Kay, who has been indicted on federal charges according to court documents, as mentioned in the tweet above from Nathan Fenno of the Los Angeles Times. Eric Kay, who was a former Angels employee, was reportedly supplying fentanyl to Skaggs, who ultimately died due to an overdose.
His toxicology report was released, indicating this was the case, a genuinely terrible tragedy, and now Kay is facing charges. The recent reports surrounding Kay’s charges indicated that he would distribute fentanyl and narcotics while he was working as a member of the media relations department. It was also noted that Kay was distributing to others as well, not just Skaggs.
Sadly, Skaggs would pass away at the age of 27 due to the overdose, but now Kay is facing charges in the wake of Skaggs’s passing.