Bachelor Contestant Dies Two Days After Attempting Suicide
Gia Allemand, former contestant on the Bachelor died tragically on Wednesday, two days after she tried to commit suicide. Gia was just 29 years old.
Her boyfriend, NBA star Ryan Anderson, found her unconscious at her New Orleans home late on Monday night. She was taken to University Hospital where she was put on life support. Gia Allemand starred in ABC’s Season 14 ‘The Bachelor’ back in 2010. The show, a reality dating competition, also saw her feature in the ‘Bachelor Pad’, in which she enjoyed two full seasons.
Her bereaved boyfriend, Anderson, released a statement about the loss he felt since Gia’s death: “Gia was the most beautiful person I knew inside and out and she always smiled and made everyone else around her smile. She had such an amazing impact on my life and anyone that knew her was blessed. All I have left is to cherish those memories we made together and help perpetuate the many values, faith and love that we shared.”
Soon after the Bachelor contestant died her family also spoke to reporters saying: “Loved ones and fans will remember Gia Allemand as a caring woman who loved her family and was well-known for her compassion towards animals and mission to rescue homeless pets.”
Executive producer of The Bachelor show, Mike Fleiss, also released a statement: “The entire Bachelor family is tremendously saddened by the tragic passing of our friend, Gia. She was truly a sweet and generous soul. This is a devastating loss for anyone who ever knew her.”
The Bachelor contestant died when she was taken off of life support on Wednesday, her family said she passed away: “peacefully with her mother, boyfriend and other lifelong friends by her side.”