Gia Allemand, a former contestant on The Bachelor and The Bachelor Pad and the girlfriend of NBA player Ryan Anderson, is dead after hanging herself at her home in New Orleans on Monday night. She was 29.
Gia Allemand, who was pronounced dead Wednesday at University Hospital in New Orleans, apparently hanged herself on Monday night, multiple sources confirm to E! News.
Her boyfriend, NBA player Ryan Anderson, discovered her at her home on Monday night and called 911, according to a statement released by Allemand’s rep on behalf of her family, who previously confirmed that she was found after an apparent suicide attempt.
Sadly, Allemand’s attempt proved successful. Doctors withdrew life support after determining that she had suffered a critical loss of brain and organ function.
Sources told E! News that Allemand and Anderson had been having problems with their relationship, but they were still together at the time of her death.
Jake Pavelka, the bachelor on the 14th season of the show Allemand participated in, issued a statement following the news of her death: “I am in complete shock and devastated to hear the news about Gia. She was one of the sweetest people I have ever known. And a very dear friend. My heart goes out to her family during this very difficult time. We have lost an angel today.”
May she rest in peace. Our thoughts go out to her boyfriend and her family.