Eric Hill, The Bachelorette Contestant, Went on First Solo Date with Andi Dorfman

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The late Bachelorette contestant Eric Hill, who died following a paragliding accident, went on the upcoming season's first one-on-one date with Andi Dorfman.

Hill had already been sent home from the ABC series at the time of his death on Wednesday, April 23, but at least initially, he and Andi hit it off.

Eric, who was only 30, and the Atlanta-based Assistant D.A., 26, were photographed hitting the beach together in Ventura, Calif., on March 14.

"They had a beach picnic," a witness told Us Weekly.

While Eric Hill was ultimately sent home by Andi Dorfman, he definitely made an impression on the show's crew as well as The Bachelorette herself.

Longtime host Chris Harrison spoke about him while appearing on The View Wednesday, saying everyone involved "loved having him around."

Hill was in a medically induced coma from Sunday until Wednesday, when his sister Karen Tracy shared via Facebook that he had passed away.

"He gave us such a gift of life fully lived and fully shared," she wrote. "It is hard to think of life without his bright spark, but we know he is on to new adventures."

Before joining The Bachelorette Season 10, Eric Hill had been on a quest to visit all 195 United Nations-recognized countries in just 1,200 days.

"I remember wanting to see every country in the world since I was in kindergarten," Hill is quoted as saying on his official GO With Eric website.

"Of course there is sadness and injustice in the world, but I want to focus on the good, the awesomeness that exists in every country I visit."

R.I.P. Eric.

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.......fucking on the beach is indeed romantic.

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So sad.

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Very sad, but at least she has 99 other guys who look exactly like him to choose from