One year after Tyler Skaggs' family received the devastating news that the baseball player was found dead in his hotel room, his loved ones are still coping with the loss and hoping to find closure.

Tyler Skaggs, a 27-year-old pitcher with the Los Angeles Angels, was found dead on July 1, 2019, just before the team was scheduled to take on the Texas Rangers in Arlington for the first of a four-game series.

On Tuesday, Skagg's mother, Debbie Hetman, and his wife, Carli Skaggs, spoke out in their first on-camera interview distributed through TMX.news about the athlete's death, sharing how they plan to keep his legacy alive.

"His legacy is about the type of person that he was — how caring and loving, his kindness to others," Hetman said. "That’s what’s so important about Tyler. He was a great baseball player but he was a greater person and man. Such an incredible loving and caring soul."

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