"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 of 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 â€œserious emergency medical event.â€
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statement from Allemand's family reads in part: "Due to a critical loss of brain and organ function, life support was withdrawn today.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."
Apparently, beauty, fame and money was not enough to make her happy as a person...Her boyfriend is a multimillionaire NBA player, she's appeared on a popular network TV show (The Bachelor), and she's very beautiful, yet, apparently...she was still not happy and content with her life. My prayers go out to her friends and family, but I think she is proof that the rich and famous lifestyle is not all it's cracked-up to be...