We are sad to announce that 29-year-old model and Bachelor star Gia Allemand died Wednesday after an apparent suicide attempt.
Gia was found hanging and limp in her New Orleans home Monday evening by her boyfriend, NBA player Ryan Anderson. Ryan called 911, but once Allemand arrived at the hospital she was ”unconscious in critical condition and on life support,” according Gia’s publicist Jean.
Gia Allemand’s publicist released this statement:
“Due to a critical loss of brain and organ function, life support was withdrawn today.”
Maxim model Allemand starred on Jake Pavelka’s season of The Bachelor.
Bachelor Nation expressed their condolensces on Twitter.
“Gia was in good spirits & appeared healthy when I saw her last Monday,” tweeted former “Bachelorette” Ali Fedotowksy on Tuesday.
“It’s with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our good friend Gia Allemand,” host Chris Harrison said. “She will be loved and missed by all who knew her.”
“I had to pull over, I can’t stop crying,” Pavelka wrote. “We have lost an angel.”
Here are Gia’s last tweets before her suicide:
Proverbs 21:3 “Doing what is right and fair pleases The Lord more than an offering”
Sorry the actual video tribute isn’t available to embed but this is the song they played for her.
— Gia Allemand (@GiaAllemand) August 11, 2013
The Bachelor did a beautiful tribute to her accompanied by a song by Matt Smith called Taking on Water.