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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Please be sensitive when posting. Understanding why people choose suicide is very hard. It takes a compassionate and loving view. If you or someone you know is struggling, try to read the book, When The Devil Visits dot com. This lady lost four family members to suicide and she a unique perspective.

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Life sucks good for her. No need to prolong the pain. Rip

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How tragic.

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So very sad to read this and learn it was suicide. She was such an unbelievably beautiful young girl. My prayers for her family and those who knew and loved her.

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Very sad. Never put your life and existence on a pedestal that relies on somebody else to hold it up. RIP to a much too young Gia.