"The Bachelor" alum Gia Allemand, who appeared on Season 14 of ABC's reality romance, has died at the age of 29. Her family has released a statement saying that she died of an apparent suicide attempt.
The Associated Press reported Tuesday that Allemand had been hospitalized in New Orleans on Monday night after "a serious emergency medical event." E! Online reported Wednesday afternoon that Allemand's family had said the hospitalization followed "an apparent suicide attempt."
The family statement shared by E! Online says that Anderson found Allemand unconscious on the floor of her New Orleans home and called 911; an emergency medical crew brought her to University Hospital in New Orleans, where she was said to be in critical condition on Tuesday.
She was placed on life support, but was eventually taken off "after losing critical brain and organ function," according to the family statement. Anderson and Allemand's mother were reportedly among those at her side when she died.
Anderson and Allemand had been together for two years. This, very clearly, is awful. Our hearts and thoughts go out to Allemand's family and friends, to Anderson, and to those close to them. usweekly.com
Bachelor and Bachelorette Stars React To Gia Allemand Suicide
"Bachelor" star Gia Allemand tragically died from a suicide attempt at age 29 on Wednesday, and now alums of the ABC franchise are taking to Twitter to mourn her death.
Jake Pavelka, on whose season Allemand starred, tweeted, "I had to pull over, I can't stop crying. We have lost an angel."
"Bachelorette" and "Bachelor Pad" stars are expressing grief over the loss of the reality star.
Let us take a look what Allemand's fellow reality stars are saying below:
Jake Pavelka ✔ @jakepavelka1
I had to pull over, I can't stop crying. We have lost an angel.
Chris Harrison ✔ @chrisbharrison
It's with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our good friend Gia Allemand. She will be loved and missed by all who knew her.
Gia you are my angel! You changed so many lives with your beautiful soul and will be missed and loved forever.
My prayers go out to @GiaAllemand 's family during this time. Life on earth is but a vapor and she's with our Lord now.
Two years ago today my amazing father passed away. Today another angel is joining him in heaven. Such a sad sad day. #HeartBroken
So incredibly sad to hear the news. Love and prayers go out to Gia's family and friends.
So sad and scary to hear about @GiaAllemand...sending love, strength and prayers to her and her family....
#RIPGiaAllemand So sad to have lost such a beautiful, talented & amazing person I had the privilege of having in my life.
I am in disbelief. I can't begin to explain. Forever in my heart, my happy, sweet angel. pic.twitter.com/utweiNub1A
Grief can't be shared, everyone carries it alone. His own burden in his own very long way.
Our prayers and support is with her family and loved ones.
We request our readers to send prayers to Gia Allemand's family and loved ones.