Gia Allemand, a former contestant on The Bachelor and the girlfriend of New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson, died on Wednesday after an apparent suicide attempt, according to a statement released by her family. She was 29.
The statement said that Allemand was discovered unconscious on Monday by Anderson at her home in New Orleans, after which she was taken to University Hospital for treatment. She was put on life support and remained on it until she was taken off it on Wednesday and died “peacefully with her mother, boyfriend and other lifelong friends by her side.”
In 2010, Allemand appeared as a cast member of The Bachelor: Wings of Love, where she was the second-to-last contestant eliminated. She later appeared on ABC’s Bachelor Pad.
“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,” her family’s statement said.