Alexa McAllister, a former contestant on The Bachelor, died Tuesday of an overdose that appears to be a suicide, according to reports.
TMZ reports that a 911 was received by law enforcement Saturday in Columbus, Ohio from a panicked friend who had found McAllister, 31, unconscious with an empty bottle of prescription medication by her side.
Former 'Bachelor' contestant Alexa McAllister dies of an apparent overdose https://t.co/2IESrUcqkM pic.twitter.com/0b8XVPdbUc
— WGN TV News (@WGNNews) February 16, 2016
McAllister was hospitalized in stable condition on life support. Her condition reportedly deteriorated and her family decided to take her off life support, according to E! Online.
McAllister competed on season 14 of The Bachelor in 2010 — Jake Pavelka’s season — and was eliminated in the first episode.
Some might claim it is a cursed season as another contestant from season 14, Gia Allemand, who made it into the finals, died in 2013 at the age of 29 after hanging herself. She, too, was taken off life support by her family.
4mer Bachelor contestant Alexa McAllister'DiedSUICIDE'
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— Regica Rwamulege (@RRwamulege) February 17, 2016
Alexa’s fellow cast mates remembered her fondly on Tuesday.
“I am honestly in shock that another beautiful soul would take their life,” the season’s runner-up Tenley Molzahn told E! News. “She was only on our first episode but she seemed like such a vibrant soul. This is just shocking news no matter how well you know someone.”
“I would like to express my sincere condolences,” the season’s winner Vienna Girardi also told E! News. “My heart goes out to Lex’s family during this difficult time. I remember her being such a positive young lady who could light up any room.”