Former Bachelor contestant dies after apparent suicide attempt
(REUTERS) - Gia Allemand, a former contestant on ABC's reality dating show The Bachelor, died on Wednesday in New Orleans after an apparent suicide attempt, her representative said.
Allemand, a 29-year-old model and dance instructor, was rushed to the University Hospital in New Orleans on Monday after her boyfriend, NBA basketball player Ryan Anderson, found her unconscious at her home from an apparent suicide attempt, her representative Penelope Jean said in a statement.
She was taken off life support on Wednesday, "due to a critical loss of brain and organ function," her representative added. Allemand's mother and Anderson were by her side at the time of her death.
Allemand was a contestant on season 14 of The Bachelor, competing with 24 other women to date pilot Jake Pavelka, and was known for her bubbly personality.