R.I.P. Gia Allemand

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“The Bachelor” alum Gia Allemand, who appeared on Season 14 of ABC’s reality romance, has died at the age of 29. Her family has released a statement saying that she died following an apparent suicide attempt.

Word came out yesterday that the vivacious model had been admitted to a New Orleans hospital in critical condition after a “serious emergency medical event.”

Allemand was found Monday night by her boyfriend, NBA basketball player Ryan Anderson, and put on life support with Anderson and her mother by her side.

The statement from Allemand’s family reads in part: “Due to a critical loss of brain and organ function, life support was withdrawn today. Ms. Allemand passed away peacefully with her mother, boyfriend, and other lifelong friends by her side. As a practicing Christian, Gia did receive the sacrament of last rites.”

“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.”

“Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming in another official statement once available. On behalf of the family, we sincerely ask for privacy at this time.”  yahoo.com

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