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Former Bachelorette contestant Julien Hug drove into the Californian desert and shot himself in the head, one of his friends says, citing FBI information.

"I'm completely in shock. When my FBI friends told me that Julien shot himself in the head, I fell to my knees in disbelief," Tom Ulrich tells Radar Online.

"This is a heavy day for us here," Ulrich says as he dined at Mille Fleurs restaurant in Rancho Santa Fe, which is owned by Julien's family, early Friday.

"With the wealth and privilege he had, I can't imagine why he'd take his own life. I can't believe this. Why would such a beautiful man take his own life?"

Everyone is just as shocked over Julien Hug's death, including members of The Bachelorette cast, such as star Jillian Harris and friend Kiptyn Locke.

"It's unbelievable and heartbreaking," an employee of his family's restaurant said. "You just never really know what goes on inside someones mind."

Hug's body was found was in Southern California Wednesday, 90 miles southeast of Los Angeles. His official cause of death has not been announced.

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Former Bachelorette contestant Julien Hug was found dead yesterday. The star of the season he appeared on, Jillian Harris, is “completely heartbroken” over it.

“I am completely heartbroken for the Hug family. My whole heart goes out to them today as they mourn a precious life that ended far too soon,” Harris said.

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“It’s very difficult to find the words to express my condolences.”

Julien Hug's death hit close to home for Jillian Harris.

Jillian Harris describes Hug’s death as “so so sad” and remembered him fondly. He received a rose the first night and spent some one-on-one time with her.

“I will always remember Julien’s gentle demeanor and kind heart, which will be sadly missed,” she said of the 35-year-old Californian, who had gone missing.

His fellow cast member and longtime friend, Kiptyn Locke, said “I knew him before the season. He was one of the most positive selfless people I knew.”

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Julien Hug, who wooed Jillian Harris on The Bachelorette in 2009, has died. He was found dead on Wednesday, according to Riverside County (Calif.) officials.

Hug's body was found in a remote area off Highway 74 near Pinyon Pines around 11 a.m. local time. The 35-year-old had been reported missing several days prior.

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Officials say an autopsy has yet to be performed and the cause of his death is under investigation. Jillian Harris herself responded to the tragic news on Twitter.

Bachelorette hopeful Julien Hug has passed away.

"Please say a prayer for the loss of a friend this morning," the Canadian Bachelorette wrote her followers. "Life is fragile, don't forget to love the ones you love."

In 2009 on The Bachelorette, Julien Hug was one of 30 bachelors introduced to Jillian and received a rose that night. By the second episode, however, he was out.

Our condolences to his family and friends.

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