“Bachelor” star Gia Allemand – who appeared on Season 14 of the show — is dead, a family member tells TMZ.
As we reported, the 29-year-old model had been hospitalized in New Orleans since Monday following what her family called a serious emergency medical event. The details surrounding the event are unclear, but it was announced that Allemand had been placed on life support.
Allemand’s mother and longtime boyfriend NBA player Ryan Anderson — of the New Orleans Pelicans — were at her side when she died.
1:17 PM PT — TMZ has learned … the cause of death was suicide. Gia’s boyfriend Ryan Anderson found Gia in her house Monday night. We’re told Gia was on life support, which was withdrawn today. She had suffered “critical loss of brain and organ function.” Her mom, boyfriend and other friends were in the hospital when she died.
2:13 PM PT — TMZ has learned Gia hanged herself. Her boyfriend, Ryan, found her hanging and unconscious in her home and immediately called 911.
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