Gia Allemand Cause of Death: Suicide By Hanging

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We have an update on the tragic death of Gia Allemand Monday.

According to a family statement, the former Bachelor contestant was taken off life support this afternoon due to "critical loss of brain and organ function."

This was the result of a suicide attempt (via hanging).

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Insiders say she had been distraught recently over the state of her relationship with boyfriend Ryan Anderson, who was at her bedside (along with Allemand's mother) when she died.

Allemand was just 29 years old.

Gia competed for the affection of Jake Pavelka on Season 14 of The Bachelor. She also took part in the first two seasons of ABC's quasi spinoff, Bachelor Pad.

The statement confirms that Anderson, who plays for the NBA's New Orleans Pelicans, discovered Allemand's body and called 911. It also reads:

"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."

R.I.P.

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Gia Allemand Biography

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Gia Allemand is a swimsuit model from New York, N.Y. She is vying for the heart of Jake Pavelka on The Bachelor, ABC's long-running... More »
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