Gia Allemand Dies Following Suicide Attempt

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Former Bachelor star Gia Allemand, 29,  has died after an attempted suicide which left her with critical loss of brain and organ function.

Gia was found by her NBA star boyfriend Ryan Anderson unconscious and hanging in her home on Monday.  The New Orleans Pelicans forward contacted 911.

She was transported to the hospital where she was placed on life support and listed in critical condition.

On Tuesday, her condition remained critical with no improvement.  On Wednesday her family made the decision to take her off life support.

Gia Allemand BachelorA spokesperson for the family said that she “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.”

Gia, was featured in  Maxim is an international men’s magazine  and was a contestant on season 14, 2010 ABC reality show The Bachelor with Jake Pavelka.  She was elimination from the final three.  She also appeared as a cast member in “On the Wings of Love and Bachelor Pad.”
There has an outpouring of condolences  and support from former Bachelor contestants via Twitter

Jake Pavelka: “Please pray for @GiaAllemand . . . A dear friend and one of the sweetest women I know . . . #powerofprayer.”

Holly Julian: “Im not sure what has happened to @GiaAllemand but I’m praying for her. Please take a second to do the same!”

Gwen Gioia: “Dear God, please be with my sweet friend @GiaAllemand. I believe prayer is powerful and Gia needs all our prayers right now. Love you Gia!”

Blakeley Shea: “@GiaAllemand love you Gia!! I’m praying for you!!!!”

Michael Stagliano: “Hey #BachelorNation send out a prayer for our girl @GiaAllemand.”

Juan Pablo: “Sending out my PRAYERS to @GiaAllemand, hope for a quick RECOVERY and STRENGTH to the family in this HARD situation . . .”

Trista Sutter: “Been disconnected from the world for a couple hours & just hearing the news about @GiaAllemand. My heart is heavy. #prayforGia.”

Molly Mesnick: “My heart is heavy . . . thoughts and prayers with @GiaAllemand and her family.”

Tenley Molzahn: “Fresh air & prayer time. Keep it up #BachelorNation #PrayForGia giaallemand.”

Michelle Money: “Please pray for my beautiful friend @giaallemand she is in critical condition and I don’t know why or what happened. All I know is she needs a miracle. I believe in the power of prayer. And there is power in numbers. You may not know her personally but I am begging you to pray for her to recover from whatever she is battling. Thank you so much.”

Ashley Rosenbaum: “Sending my love and thoughts to @GiaAllemand. Stay strong!”

Kiptyn Locke: “Strength, love & thoughts with @GiaAllemand.”

Jackie Gordon: “Praying for @GiaAllemand so hard today . . .”

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