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‘Bachelor’ Contestant Gia Allemand Dies in New Orleans

(Photo Courtesy: ABC / Kevin Foley)

(Photo Courtesy: ABC / Kevin Foley)


NEW ORLEANS (AP) — 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.

Hayes did not provide further details about how Allemand died.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.