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.
“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.”“Everyone who knew him loved him. He is a guy who really enjoyed life. He was a thrill seeker,” Kiptyn said. “He was a sky diver, he did tons of jumps.”
Kiptyn says he and girlfriend Tenley Molzahn were shaken.
“We were just saying how important it is to make sure you tell everyone in your life just how much you love them and how much they mean to you.”
It is unclear at this time what caused the death of Julien Hug, but our condolences go out to the family and friends of this special Bachelorette alum.