‘Bachelor’ contestant dies

 
 
Allemand
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Gia Allemand, a reality TV star and girlfriend of NBA Pelicans player Ryan Anderson, has died after being taken off life support at a hospital in New Orleans.

According to a statement sent Wednesday by her publicist, the former model and cast member of ABC’s The Bachelor and Bachelor Pad was taken Monday night to University Hospital after an apparent suicide attempt. Penelope Jean Hayes says Allemand had been unconscious at the hospital, in critical condition and on life support. Hayes says Allemand was taken off life support Wednesday.

Allemand was 29. She starred in season 14 of The Bachelor with Jake Pavelka.

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