After much speculation, the cause of the former Bachelor star’s death has been revealed by her rep and it’s so incredibly sad! Gia tried to take her own life on Aug. 12 and her boyfriend was the one who found her and called 911.
Gia Allemand: Suicide Attempt Revealed As Cause Of Death Of ‘Bachelor’ Star
Gia was admitted to University Hospital in New Orleans on Aug. 12 and at the time no one knew why she was in critical condition. It has since been revealed that she tried to hang herself. Her boyfriend found her.
After her death on Aug. 14, her family released this statement:
While in her residency in New Orleans on Monday night, Ms. Allemand was found by her boyfriend, NBA Basketball Player Ryan Anderson, following an apparent suicide attempt.
Mr. Anderson contacted 911 and emergency medical crews were immediately dispatched to the scene. Tuesday, Ms. Allemand remained in the hospital unconscious in critical condition and on life support.
Due to a critical loss of brain and organ function, life support was withdrawn today.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 life-long 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.
Gia and her boyfriend Ryan had a rocky relationship, reports TMZ, who believe this caused her suicide attempt.
We told you that Gia, who rose to fame after starring on season 14 of The Bachelor, with Jake Pavelka, was in serious condition. Her family and friends were tweeting that she was “barely breathing” and for everyone to pray for her.
One of her close friends, Melinda Farina tweeted: “@GiaAllemand is on life support w little pulse and barely breathing ..cause unknown ..next 48 hours critical please pray for Gia everyone. I’m so sad about my best friend right now … how could this have happened to such an incredible person..she needs to come out of it!”
Jake also took to Twitter and wrote: “Please pray for @GiaAllemand… A dear friend and one of the sweetest women I know… #powerofprayer,” tweeted Jake.
Vienna Girardi tweeted: “Please keep @GiaAllemand in your prayers. I do not know details but she is in the icu. Stay strong and I love you. xo.
Ali Fedotowsky wrote: “Please keep @GiaAllemand in your thoughts today. She’s in critical condition. That’s all I know. Love you Gia.”
Our thoughts are with Gia’s family right now.
— Chloe Melas