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'Bachelorette' Contestant

Found Dead in California

11/4/2010 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

One of the men who competed for Jillian Harris on the fifth season of "The Bachelorette" has been found dead in Riverside County, California.

Julien Hug
The body of Julien Hug, a 35-year-old restaurateur from San Diego who was eliminated in the season's second episode, was found yesterday at 11:00 A.M. in a remote area near Pinyon Pines -- and according to local reports, it's an area one would have to "hike into."

The cause of death is still being investigated.


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Having lost my son last year I must tell you people show some respect please this is the most heartbreaking thing his parents will ever go through. Losing a child no matter what age is devistating. My son was 16 he died from a brain hemmorage and alot of people assumed drugs give the family some respect please.

1414 days ago


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1414 days ago


I just sent you a message to " your opinion counts". Allowing people to spew pure evil comments regarding anyones death in this case Julien Hug equates you Harvey for having no morals like Hitler. Filter or end this option. Regarding all the devasted " Celebrities" come here to Rancho Santa Fe and The Hug Family's home and really see the emotional devastation. For the mentally deranged seek help. Harvey if you don't do something you are one of the new Holocaust leaders of our time allowing such hatred. For the friend of the Hug family I applaud you for not getting in a "exchange" with any twisted, sick mentally ill loner with zero self love. Mental health hotline numbers are listed nationwide. * TMZ find some morals FILTER or END the comment option on tragedies.

1414 days ago

Sad sad    

Unfortunately, there is freedom of speech here (for the most part anyways) ignore them. They are kids with a keyboard. Obviously raised by 2 idiots so lets give those families a round of applause for choosing not to abort shall we? People making sick jokes about someones death is usually due to not being mature or mentally capable of dealing with it. Look upon them with pity because when this death hits close to home for them they will get the wonders of dealing with the exact same thing. Sorry for your loss to the friends and families. Lots of deaths in the news lately. Sad.

1414 days ago


Very interesting, thanks for the info.

1414 days ago


My husband and I met Julien, 10/27/10 @ Augusta in Palm Desert.
Julien greeted us with his beautiful smile and gracious hand shake. Julien talked with us and then offer us a glass of wine
with his charming personality! We had a lovely conversation with Julien thru the evening. Our hearts are breaking for his Mother & Father! Hard to believe we were visiting with him on Wednesday and one week later on Wednesday Eve, hearing about his death! From all of the media reports from San Diego to Palm Desert, Julien was a real sweetheart with a wonderful heart and soul! His Family is so respected in the community as well as the culinary world. I don't know, how a parent could ever handle this type of tragic situation! Julien's parents are beautiful people. I'm Praying for God to comfort the Hug Family.
Our Condolences to Hug Family & Friends. God Bless, Regina & Danny

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We are so sorry for the familys loss and will be paraying for them and praying that they get the answers they truly need and deserve. Along with others I would say to those of you sending hurtful comments to grow up, stop, and think about how you would feel if this were someone in your family.

1413 days ago


seriously, will people please stop bashing a person that can no longer vouch for themselves?! this is ****ing ridiculous. how would you all feel if it were your son, or husband, or brother or even best friend who just died under tragic cir***stances?!?! show some ****ing respect.

R.I.P. julien hug and andy irons ( andy you were one of the best!! you will be greatly missed.)

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