Yesterday, Bachelor star Gia Allemand passed away at the age of 29.
And while her tragic passing was clouded in mystery at first, we’re learning that the cause of death was suicide. The Season 14 contestant reportedly hung herself and was found by her boyfriend, Ryan Anderson, who immediately called 911.
According to TMZ:
Gia’s boyfriend Ryan Anderson found Gia in her house Monday night. We’re told Gia was on life support, which was withdrawn today. She had suffered “critical loss of brain and organ function.” Her mom, boyfriend and other friends were in the hospital when she died.
The longtime NBA player released a statement regarding his loss:
“I’m deeply grateful for all the love and support we have received from family, friends and fans. Gia was the most beautiful person I knew inside and out and she always smiled and made everyone else around her smile.” He continues, “She had such an amazing impact on my life and anyone that knew her was blessed. All I have left is to cherish those memories we made together and help perpetuate the many values, faith and love that we shared.”
Sources close to Allemand told TMZ that she had been extremely upset about the rocky relationship with Anderson, however, we can neither confirm nor deny the reason she committed suicide.
We send our deepest condolences to Allemand’s family. May she rest in peace.