With the recent tragic news of Bachelorette contestant Eric Hill dying in a paragliding accident on Wednesday, many people are thinking of other cast members of the show who have passed tragically. Sadly there has been more than one death of a Bachelor contestant. In fact there have been a total of 3 (5 as of 3/2016) deaths in the Bachelor family.
1. Gia Allemand
Last August 29-year-old Maxim model and season 14 Bachelor star Gia Allemand died after an apparent suicide attempt that left her brain dead and on life support.
She was discovered unconscious in her New Orleans home by her boyfriend, NBA player Ryan Anderson, 25.
Her last tweet before she took her life.
Proverbs 21:3 “Doing what is right and fair pleases The Lord more than an offering”
— Gia Allemand (@GiaAllemand) August 11, 2013
2. Julien Hug
Hundreds of friends and family members gathered to mourn the loss of Julien at the Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Julien’s suicide note, addressed to his parents, was read aloud at the funeral.
“I’m sorry to have to do this to you. I love you both tremendously. You two are the best parents,” he wrote. “I’ve suffered from severe depression for years. I feel awful and don’t know how to cope. If life’s not enjoyable, why stick around?”
3. Eric Hill
Bachelor Nation got some shocking news this week when we learned that 32-year-old contestant Eric Hill from the upcoming season of The Bachelorette died in a tragic paragliding accident. This is the first time that a contestant died while the show was still taping.
Eric was hospitalized this Sunday in critical condition, after his parachute collapsed while paragliding in Point of the Mountain in Draper, Utah.
His canopy collapsed 15 to 20 feet from the ground, sending the Eric crashing into the mountainside.
The Bachelor‘s creative team made this statement.
“We are deeply saddened to hear about the tragic passing of our friend, Eric Hill,” …. “Eric inspired us every day with his passion, his courage and his adventurous spirit, and for that we are very thankful. On behalf of our cast, crew and producers, we send our love, our thoughts and our prayers to Eric’s family during this difficult time.”
4. Lex McAllister
UPDATE 2/16/2016: Sadly TMZ is reporting that Bachelor star Lex McAllister died of an apparent overdose in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday at about 2 p.m. Lex was on Jake Pavelka’s season with Gia Allemand.
A family member told TMZ that McAllister had struggled with depression and bipolar disorder.
5. Erin Storm
Sadly one more Bachelor contestant died today…. 41-year-old Erin Storm from Matt Grant’s season of The Bachelor died in a plane crash Monday around noon in Hawthorne, California.
UPDATE 5/29/2017: Sadly Bachelorette contestant Michael Nance was found dead today.
Bachelor star Gia Allemand commits suicide
Gia Allemand last tweets before her suicide