Bachelor Contestant Dead After Apparent Suicide
Gia Allemand, 29, died with family at New Orleans hospital
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 14, 2013 4:15 PM CDT
From left, Tenley Molzahn, Gia Allemand, and Vienna Girardi, competing for 32-year-old commercial flight instructor Jake Pavelka, are shown on "The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love."   (AP Photo/ABC, Greg Zabilski)

(Newser) – A former Bachelor contestant died today in New Orleans, two days after she apparently tried to kill herself, CNN reports. Gia Allemand was found unconscious at home by her boyfriend, NBA player Ryan Anderson, and taken to University Hospital, where the 29-year-old was kept on life support until today. "Due to a critical loss of brain and organ function, life support was withdrawn," reads a statement from her family, according to Yahoo TV. "Ms. Allemand passed away peacefully with her mother, boyfriend, and other lifelong friends by her side."

Allemand was on The Bachelor in 2010 opposite airline pilot Jake Pavelka; while she didn't win the final rose, she did compete for two seasons on the spinoff Bachelor Pad. "As a practicing Christian, Gia did receive the sacrament of last rites," reads the family statement. "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."

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Aug 16, 2013 5:02 PM CDT
We are losing many gals to this fake dream, allusion that this stardom of self image propagates. Its bad enough she may have had problems but as we all know Hollywood will exacerbate the situation. I also lost a gal to Hollywood, a Middle-America luxury life style wasn't good enough. And so she also started out,,..... with the show "The Bachelor",..... now she takes her clothes off for a living. I blame her for her own bad decisions, but the culprits who need to be hung are those bastards in Hollywood who sell this garbage to the minds of our young gals in America. So lets Start with the core, when it comes to the destroyers of our women, Hugh Hefner. And gentleman, it's time for us to look in the mirror, and see what we've done, all of us. Our Girls are becoming an endangered species, preyed upon. Playboying is out, there are too many fathers, brothers, uncles out there left picking up the pieces and raising fatherless children of damaged young ladies in our families. God, forgive us men, for we should be protecting them for the innocence of true Goodness.
Aug 15, 2013 5:42 PM CDT
Isn't suicide a mortal sin? I guess, as a practicing Christian,she blew it.
Aug 15, 2013 12:36 PM CDT
Just knowing that there is such a thing as "reality TV" makes me want to kill myself...........or all the people who support it.