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Television PopWrapped | Television

Lex McAllister Of Reality Show 'The Bachelor' Commits Suicide

Christa Tintelnot | PopWrapped Author

Christa Tintelnot

02/21/2016 8:11 am
PopWrapped | Television
Lex McAllister Of Reality Show 'The Bachelor' Commits Suicide | Lex McAllister
Media Courtesy of heavy.com

Lex McAllister, an Ohio socialite who competed for the heart of Jake Pavelka on the 14th season of The Bachelor, died on Tuesday after an apparent suicide attempt.

For the second time in The Bachelor’s history, one of the contestants took her own life.

Last Saturday, Lex McAllister arrived at the Grant Medical Center in Columbus, OH after apparently overdosing on prescription pills. According to the police report, which was discovered by PEOPLE, she had texted someone she knew with a threat to kill herself. This person, who is unknown at this point, called 911 after checking on McAllister at her home.

When police arrived to the scene, they were met with a barely conscious McAllister and empty prescription bottles. Though she regained consciousness, she was unable to tell rescuers how many or what kind of pills she took.

The hospital confirmed that the realty show contestant died in the early morning hours on Tuesday. She was 31 years old.

Lex McAllister competed on The Bachelor in 2010, but she was only on the show in the first week, as she did not receive a rose from bachelor, Jake Pavelka.

In a stunning twist to the store, McAllister is the second contestant to commit suicide from The Bachelor, and what is even more stunning is that the other contestant, Gia Allemand, was not only on the same reality show, but she was on the same season as McAllister.

Allemand, who was 29, hanged herself in 2013. She made it through the entire season of show, but came in third, after Pavelka proposed marriage to another contestant, Vienna Girardi, in March, 2010. Pavelka and Girardi broke up just three months later in June, 2010.

Pavelka broke his silence on the death of McAllister with a tweet:

We, at PopWrapped, are also keeping McAllister’s family in our thoughts.


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