Gia Allemand – star of the 14th season of The Bachelor – has died Wednesday after hanging herself in her home in New Orleans Monday night.
The 29-year old was found by her boyfriend – NBA player Ryan Anderson – that fateful night and immediately called 911 in an attempt to save her life. She was then rushed to hospital and placed on life support, which was later removed on Wednesday.
According to sources at the hospital, Gia’s suicide attempt left her brain-dead with failed organs, so there was little or no chance of recovery.
Allemand’s rep has released a statement:
‘While in her residency in New Orleans on Monday night, Ms. Allemand was found by her boyfriend, NBA Basketball Player Ryan Anderson, following an apparent suicide attempt.
Mr. Anderson contacted 911 and emergency medical crews were immediately dispatched to the scene. Tuesday, Ms. Allemand remained in the hospital unconscious in critical condition and on life support.
Due to a critical loss of brain and organ function, life support was withdrawn today.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.
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.
Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming in another official statement once available. On behalf of the family, we sincerely ask for privacy at this time.’
The reason behind her suicide is unknown.