The Bachelor world received shocking news today as season 14 contestant Gia Allemand passed away from a “serious medical emergency.” She was 29-years-old. It's now been confirmed by her rep that she died from a suicide.
Allemand was rushed to University Hospital in New Orleans Monday night, following a serious medical emergency, although it hasn’t been revealed what that was exactly. She was placed on life support and had her mother and boyfriend NBA player Ryan Anderson by her side.
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A rep for Gia released the following statement:
“While in her residency in New Orleans on Monday night, Ms. Allemand was found by her boyfriend, NBA Basketball Player 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.
Due to a critical loss of brain and organ function, life support was withdrawn today. 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.
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.
Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming in another official statement once available. On behalf of the family, we sincerely ask for privacy at this time.”
Former Bachelor contestants sent out their condolences following the extremely sad and shocking news, including season 14’s Bachelor Jake Pavelka, who wrote, “I had to pull over, I can’t stop crying. We have lost an angel.”
We send our thoughts and warm wishes to Gia’s family and friends during this tragic time.