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Report: Gia Allemand of "The Bachelor," "Bachelor Pad" committed suicide

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Gia Allemand, one of the most likable contestants in the history of ABC’s “The Bachelor,” died Wednesday in a New Orleans hospital after an apparent suicide attempt, People.com reported.

“Due to a critical loss of brain and organ function, life support was withdrawn” on Wednesday, said the family statement reprinted on People.com. “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.”

“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.”

Allemand, 29, was taken to the hospital “following a serious emergency medical event,” according to a statement put out by ABC. The initial statement asked for privacy for her family but did not provide any other details about her death.

People reported that Allemand’s mother and her boyfriend, Ryan Anderson of the New Orleans Pelicans, were with her at the hospital. Anderson found her Monday night in her New Orleans apartment.

Allemand also appeared on “Bachelor Pad,” where she memorably walked off.

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