Bachelor star Gia
Allemand dies after
Bachelor star Gia Allemand has passed away, InTouch has learned.
In an official statement released by the star's family, it has been revealed that Gia, 29, took her own life.
"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," the statement read.
"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"Due to a critical loss of brain and organ function, life support was withdrawn today (Aug14). Ms. Allemand passed away peacefully with her mother, boyfriend, and other life-long friends by her side."
"Gia was the most beautiful person I knew inside and out," Ryan said in his own statement to InTouch. "She always smiled and made everyone else around her smile. She had such an amazing impact on my life and anyone that knew her was blessed."
Sean Lowe tweeted Wednesday morning: “My prayers go out to Gia Allemand's family during this time. Life on earth is but a vapor and she's with our Lord now.”
And Bachelor producer Jeremy Cade tweeted: “The worst is confirmed. Very sad to hear we all lost such a beautiful soul. Very sad.”
Gia, a model, was a contestant on Season 14 of the hit show where she completed for the affections of Jake Pavelka.
She had been dating NBA player Ryan Anderson of the New Orleans Pelicans for two years.