Former “Bachelor” and “Bachelor Pad” star Gia Allemand has died, following an apparent suicide attempt.
According to a statement from the family, Allemand, 29, was found on Monday night in New Orleans by her boyfriend, NBA star Ryan Anderson “following an apparent suicide attempt.”
“Mr. Anderson contacted 911 and emergency medical crews were immediately dispatched to the scene. Tuesday, Ms. Allemand remained in the hospital unconscious in critical condition and on life support,” the family’s statement read.
“Due to a critical loss of brain and organ function, life support was withdrawn today,” the family explained in their statement. “Ms. Allemand passed away peacefully with her mother, boyfriend, and other life-long friends by her side. As a practicing Christian, Gia did receive the sacrament of last rites.”
Allemand appeared on Jake Pavelka’s “The Bachelor: On The Wings Of Love” — Season 14, as well as the first two seasons of “Bachelor Pad.”
Pavelka Tweeted on Wednesday about the news, writing, “I had to pull over, I can’t stop crying. We have lost an angel.”
He also released a statement to Access.
“I am in complete shock and devastated to hear the news about Gia. She was one of the sweetest people I have ever known. And a very dear friend. My heart goes out to her family during this very difficult time. We have lost angel today,” Pavelka said in his statement.
“Bachelor” host Chris Harrison also released a statement to Access.
“We are absolutely devastated at the sad news of Gia’s passing. She was a wonderful person and we are all that much better for having known her and having her in our lives. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and we will very much respect their privacy at this most difficult time,” he said.