Model and reality TV star Gia Allemand has died. She was 29.
Her rep confirmed the news in a statement and provided other details. According to the statement, Allemand's boyfriend, NBA player Ryan Anderson found her Monday night in her New Orleans home after an apparent suicide attempt. Emergency medical crews were called, and they rushed Allemand to the hospital.
"Due to a critical loss of brain and organ function, life support was withdrawn today," the statement said. "Ms. Allemand passed away peacefully with her mother, boyfriend, and other life-long friends by her side. ... Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming in another official statement once available. On behalf of the family, we sincerely ask for privacy at this time."
Some of the the stars from "The Bachelor," including Pavelka, reacted to the sad news on Twitter Wednesday:
I am in complete shock and devastated to hear the news about Gia. She was one of the sweetest people I have ever known.— Jake Pavelka (@jakepavelka1) August 14, 2013
So sad and scary to hear about @GiaAllemand...sending love, strength and prayers to her and her family....— Melissa Rycroft (@MelissaRycroft) August 14, 2013
Gia you are my angel! You changed so many lives with your beautiful soul and will be missed and loved forever.— Vienna Girardi (@ViennaGirardi) August 14, 2013