'Bachelor' Contestant Gia Allemand Dead of Apparent Suicide

There was yet another untimely death in Hollywood!

Gia Allemand, who had appeared on the ABC reality shows "The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love" and "Bachelor Pad," has died following hospitalization earlier this week. She was 29.
According to a spokeswoman for Allemand, the model was found in her home by her boyfriend, NBA player Ryan Anderson, following an apparent suicide attempt. Anderson called 911, she was transported to the hospital and placed on life support. Allemand was taken off of life support on Wednesday due to "a critical loss of brain and organ function," the representative said. "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 spokeswoman said.

Reportedly, Mike Fleiss, the creator of the "Bachelor" franchise, called Allemand's death a "devastating loss"; he said in a statement, “the entire 'Bachelor' family is tremendously saddened by the tragic passing of our friend, Gia. She was truly a sweet and generous soul."