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Gia Allemand

'Bachelor' Star Dead

SUICIDE BY HANGING

8/14/2013 5:30 PM PDT UPDATED: 8/14/2013 1:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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2:13 PM PT -- TMZ has learned Gia hanged herself.  Her boyfriend, Ryan, found her hanging and unconscious in her home and immediately called 911. 

1:17 PM PT -- TMZ has learned ... the cause of death was suicide.  Gia's boyfriend Ryan Anderson found Gia in her house Monday night.  We're told Gia was on life support, which was withdrawn today.  She had suffered "critical loss of brain and organ function."  Her mom, boyfriend and other friends were in the hospital when she died.
  
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-- Although we do not know the cause of death yet, we were told by multiple people close to Gia that she had been extremely upset about a rocky relationship with her boyfriend Ryan Anderson.

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"Bachelor" star Gia Allemand -- who appeared on Season 14 of the show -- is dead, a family member tells TMZ.

As we reported, the 29-year-old model had been hospitalized in New Orleans since Monday following what her family called a serious emergency medical event. The details surrounding the event are unclear, but it was announced that Allemand had been placed on life support.

Allemand's mother and longtime boyfriend NBA player Ryan Anderson -- of the New Orleans Pelicans -- were at her side when she died.

Season 14 winner Vienna Girardi tells us, "Gia was a beautiful girl and an unbelievable friend. I’m shocked and can’t believe what happened to her. She seemed so happy, but you never know the demons people are fighting inside. I will never forget her and will miss my friend forever."

Allemand's boyfriend, Ryan Anderson, has released a statement ... saying, "I'm deeply grateful for all the love and support we have received from family, friends and fans. Gia was the most beautiful person I knew inside and out and she always smiled and made everyone else around her smile."

He continues, "She had such an amazing impact on my life and anyone that knew her was blessed. All I have left is to cherish those memories we made together and help perpetuate the many values, faith and love that we shared."




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1.

namers    

Soo sad. I liked Gia and I wish her family peace.

330 days ago
2.

KAH    

So young - very sad!

330 days ago
3.

Wil    

Much too young

But TMZ when you put things like this..

"Allemand's mother and longtime boyfriend NBA player Ryan Anderson"

Not knowing anything about this woman OR ever watched The Bachelor I thought her MOTHERS boyfriend was Ryan Anderson... O.o

330 days ago
4.

luv_it    

Not being rude but can someone remind me who she was and TMZ said Bachelor"star" I just don't know

330 days ago
5.

BJPenndotcom    

Did she died?

330 days ago
6.

Bubbles The Chimp    

They won't say what happened to her yet so I will assume she choked on a banana.

330 days ago
7.

amyd    

She looked a LOT older than 29!

330 days ago
8.

lockjawjones    

thats the last time she screws up a sandwiche

330 days ago
9.

Swins    

Who!?!? Hey TMZ the guy that sells pretzels on the street and sings crazy songs died, you gonna cover that? He's more famous than this chick.

330 days ago
10.

Cherie    

SAD:( RIP GIA

330 days ago
11.

lander    

so sad when a gold digger dies before she had a chance to dig her gold. why is life so cruel?

330 days ago
12.

margaret    

oh my god ... so very sad ... so very young

330 days ago
13.

MagicMike    

Always sad when someone dies... especially a hot chick!

330 days ago
14.

fran    

only 29 that is sad. condolences to her family

330 days ago
15.

Antsixsixsix     

New Orleans Pelicans? Never heard of that team before.

330 days ago
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