(TMZ) - "Bachelor" star Gia Allemand - who appeared on Season 14 of the show -- is dead, a family member tells TMZ.
As TMZ 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 TMZ, "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 never know the demons people are fighting inside. I will never forget her and will miss my friend forever."
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