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Former "Bachelor" contestant Gia Allemand died Wednesday of an apparent suicide, her family said in a statement. She was 29 years old.
The model's boyfriend, Ryan Anderson, who plays for the NBA's New Orleans Pelicans, found Allemand in her New Orleans home Monday night and called 911. She was rushed to University Hospital in critical condition and placed on life support.
"Due to a critical loss of brain and organ function, life support was withdrawn (Wednesday)," the family's statement read. "Ms. Allemand passed away peacefully with her mother, boyfriend and other life-long friends by her side.
"Loved ones and fans will remember Gia Allemand as a caring woman who loved her family and was well-known for her compassion towards animals and mission to rescue homeless pets," the statement continued.