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Former ‘Bachelor’ Contestant Dies

Gia Allemand, a contestant on 2010’s Season 14 of The Bachelor, died on Wednesday of an apparent suicide at the age of 29. The reality star had been hospitalized in critical condition for a “serious emergency medical event” since Monday. Allemand was found on Monday night in her New Orleans home by her boyfriend, NBA player Ryan Anderson, who then called 911. A statement by Allemand’s family says, “Due to a critical loss of brain and organ function, life support was withdrawn. Ms. Allemand passed away peacefully with her mother, boyfriend, and other lifelong friends by her side. As a practicing Christian, Gia did receive the sacrament of last rites.” Chris Harrison, host of The Bachelor, tweeted, “It’s with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our good friend Gia Allemand. She will be loved and missed by all who knew her.”

August 14, 2013 4:19 PM