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Gia Allemand Dies of Apparent Suicide

August 14, 2013


Gia Allemand, a contestant on season 14 of "The Bachelor" died Wednesday in New Orleans of an apparent suicide, the family announced. She was 29.

According to, the family decided to take Allemand off life support "due to a critical loss of brain and organ function." She was rushed to the hospital Monday night when her boyfriend, NBA player Ryan Anderson of the New Orleans Pelicans, found her unconscious.

"Ms. Allemand passed away peacefully with her mother, boyfriend, and other lifelong friends by her side. As a practicing Christian, Gia did receive the sacrament of last rites," the family said in the statement provided to People.

Allemand was on season 14 of the hit television show where she competed for bachelor Jake Pavelka's affection. She lost to winner Vienna Girardi. After appearing on the show, she went on to appear on the "Bachelor Pad" and modeled professionally.

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