The Bachelor: Gia Allemand Dead at 29
|R.I.P. Gia Allemand of The Bachelor|
The Bachelor reality TV star Gia Allemand is dead at the young age of 29.
Yesterday news broke that Gia had been hospitalized with a very serious medical emergency. She was in critical condition and we heard her prognosis was not good. Earlier today E! reported she was declared brain dead, and soon after it was reported Gia Allemand was dead.
No one knows what they mystery illness or medical emergency was, but her best friend hinted on twitter that it may have been an adverse reaction to something.
Gia's mother and boyfriend, NBA basketball player Ryan Anderson of the New Orleans Pelicans, were by her side during her hospitalization.
Rest in peace, Gia.
She was a class act and one of the only females I really liked on The Bachelor/ Bachelor Pad. She was so darned beautiful and seemed to have a really good heart. It's very sad to hear of her passing. A loss, for sure. My thoughts are with her loved ones at this time. Way too young.
UPDATE: It has been confirmed that Gia Allemand died after an apparent suicide attempt. TMZ is reporting Gia died by hanging. Her unconscious body was discovered by her boyfriend. She was said to have been upset about recent relationship issues between them.
Her family has released the following statement:
'Due to a critical loss of brain and organ function, life support was withdrawn today.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.'
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