Lex McAllister, Former Bachelor Contestant, Dead of Apparent Suicide

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Lex McAllister, a contestant on season 14 of The Bachelor - has been found dead.

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According to TMZ, authorities believe that McAllister took her own life by overdosing on prescription medications.

Lex's family says she suffered from bipolar disorder and depression throughout her life.

Early reports indicate that a 911 call was received on Saturday afternoon after McAllister was found unconscious in her home.

She was rushed to a nearby hospital, where her condition quickly stabilized.

Sadly, McAllister reportedly took an unexpected turn for the worse on Sunday, when her organs began to shut down.

On Monday, her family made the difficult decision to remove her from life support, and she passed away on Tuesday afternoon.

McAllister was featured on one of the show's most popular seasons, in which Jake Pavelka served in the title role.

Shockingly, she is not the first season 14 cast member to take her own life, as fellow contestant Gia Allemand committed suicide in 2013.

Following Allemand's death, Pavelka spoke openly of his shock and grief.

There's no word on whether or not he's been informed of McAllister's passing.

A successful career woman, McAllister's Twitter page describes her as a "business development expert, franchise consultant and entrepreneur."

Her family has requested privacy during this difficult time.

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