Girlfriend Of NBA Player Ryan Anderson Dies Following Suicide Attempt
A former Maxim model and past contestant on ABC’s “The Bachelor” has reportedly died following a suicide attempt.
Gia Allemand, who was dating NBA
Hornets Pelicans player Ryan Anderson, passed away as a result of severe brain damage and failed organ functions after being placed on life support following her suicide attempt.
via ABC News
Former “Bachelor” contestant Gia Allemand has died in an apparent suicide.
“While in her residency in New Orleans on Monday night, Ms. Allemand was found by her boyfriend, NBA basketball player Ryan Anderson, following an apparent suicide attempt,” her family said in a statement.
Anderson called 911 and Allemand, 29, was taken to University Hospital in New Orleans and put on life support, according to the statement.
“Due to a critical loss of brain and organ function, life support was withdrawn today,” the statement continued.
“Ms. Allemand passed away peacefully with her mother, boyfriend, and other life-long friends by her side. As a practicing Christian, Gia did receive the sacrament of last rites.”
Allemand, a Maxim model, was best known for appearing on ABC reality shows “The Bachelor” and “Bachelor Pad” in 2010.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Gia’s family and friends during this time of grieving.