Yesterday news broke that Bachelor star Gia Allemand was in critical condition. Details were scarce at the time. It is with great sadness that we must report today that Allemand, 29, was pronounced dead today after an apparent suicide. The former reality TV star died after losing critical brain and organ function following a suicide attempt. This is according to Allemand’s rep, who released a statement on behalf of her family.
"Due to a critical loss of brain and organ function, life support was withdrawn today," the reality star’s publicist, Penelope Jean, said in a statement.
The statement continued that 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.”
She was found unconscious in her New Orleans home Monday night by her NBA player boyfriend Ryan Anderson.
An emergency medical crew then rushed Allemand to University Hospital, where she was in critical condition.
Sources believe that Gia and Ryan were currently having relationship trouble though they didn’t seem to be headed for a breakup.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Gia’s family and friends.
If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)