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‘Bachelor’ contestant Gia Allemand dies after apparent suicide attempt

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Posted at 3:02 PM, Aug 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-14 17:02:15-04

By CNN Staff

(CNN) — Former “Bachelor” contestant Gia Allemand died Wednesday, two days after an apparent suicide attempt, a statement released on behalf of her family said. She was 29.

Allemand was discovered unconscious Monday night by her boyfriend, NBA player Ryan Anderson, at her home in New Orleans, the statement said. She was rushed to University Hospital, where she remained unconscious and on life support.

The family said the model and reality TV personality was taken off life support Wednesday and she died “peacefully with her mother, boyfriend and other lifelong friends by her side.”

CNN’s Jane Caffrey contributed to this report.

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