Gia Allemand of The Bachelor and Bachelor Pad has sadly passed away today. The star was rushed to the hospital in New Orleans Monday night and later placed on life support. It has now been revealed that Gia was found in her home by boyfriend Ryan Anderson following an apparent suicide.
Penelope Jean Hayes released a statement on behalf of Gia and her family that read, “Due to a critical loss of brain and organ function, life support was withdrawn today.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.”
The letter continued to state, “ Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming in another official statement once available. On behalf of the family, we sincerely ask for privacy at this time.” Stay tuned for more details as the story is still developing.
Along with countless Bachelor alums, Mike Fleiss, the creator and executive producer of The Bachelor franchise, has just spoken out about the devastating news. “The entire Bachelor family is tremendously saddened by the tragic passing of our friend, Gia. She was truly a sweet and generous soul. This is a devastating loss for anyone who ever knew her,” Mike said.
Gia’s family, friends and fans are in our thoughts.