How sad. NBA star Ryan Anderson reportedly came home to find his girlfriend, ‘Bachelor’ star Gia Allemand, ‘hanging from a metal staircase by the door’ on August 12. Keep reading for all the devastating details.
Ryan Anderson fought to save the life of Gia Allemand, when he came home and found the Bachelor and Bachelor Pad star hanging by the door, a new report claims. A neighbor, who allegedly helped Ryan try to resuscitate Gia, said the NBA player was completely “distraught” at the sight of his girlfriend’s nearly lifeless body.
Gia Allemand: Moment Her Body Was Found — Boyfriend ‘Distraught’ During CPR
“I thought I heard someone calling for help, so I sprinted down there,” Gia’s neighbor Mike Simpson told People magazine. He said he heard a “high-pitched bellowing” sound before he “pushed the door open and saw a guy bear-hugging someone to his chest.” That guy was Ryan, who found her “hanging from a metal staircase by the door,” the magazine reported.
“[Ryan] said, ‘She hung herself,’ and I looked over and that’s when I saw the rope,” Mike said.
Soon after, another neighbor entered the apartment and handed Mike a phone to call 911.
The former Bachelor star, 29, was lying on the floor when the 911 operator instructed Mike to do CPR. Ryan, who was reportedly crying uncontrollably, began to do chest compressions on Gia.
“He just kept yelling her name, ‘Why, Gia? Why?’ Just sobbing,” Mike said about Ryan.
When the EMS guy arrived, “he asked how long she had been like this, and [Ryan] said, ‘I was gone for an hour and I came home and she was like this.’ He didn’t say it calmly. He said something to the effect of, ‘I wasn’t gone for more than an hour.’ I just remember thinking, he is just so distraught.”
We can’t imagine what Ryan is going through right now. Mike explained that the NBA player was in complete shock.
He said, “[Ryan] was distraught, it was his girlfriend and he was fighting though all of those demons to take care of her. I think that was the hardest part for me. It was watching him. He just kept saying, ‘Gia, Gia, Gia.’ “
Gia Allemand’s Family Preparing ‘Beautiful Service’
The details of Ryan’s fight to save Gia are absolutely heartbreaking. Our thoughts continue to go out to Gia’s friends and family at this difficult time.
Gia’s funeral will be held on August 22 at Trinity Grace Church in Chelsea, New York City.
— Chris Rogers