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'Bachelor' star Gia Allemand dead at 29

Gia Allemand

Reality TV star Gia Allemand has died at the age of 29.

According to a statement from her publicist Penelope Jean Hayes, Allemand, a cast member of ABC’s The Bachelor and Bachelor Pad, was taken Monday night to University Hospital following an apparent suicide attempt.

Her family released a statement saying Allemand was taken off life support “due to a critical loss of brain and organ function.”

In her 2010 appearance on The Bachelor, she was the third-runner up on the show featuring love interest Jake Pavelka.

Pavelka took to Twitter to express his sadness over her death stating “I am in complete shock and devastated to hear the news about Gia… My heart goes out to her family during this very difficult time. We have lost angel today. I miss you Gia.”

The 29-year-old former model was dating NBA Pelicans player Ryan Anderson.