Alexa “Lex” McAllister, who appeared as a contestant on “The Bachelor” in 2010, died early Tuesday of an apparent suicide after a drug overdose, police confirmed. She was 31.
A Columbus, Ohio, police spokesperson confirmed that authorities responded to a call at about 2 p.m. on Saturday, with the caller indicating that McAllister had overdosed on prescription pills. She was transported to a hospital in stable condition, but was pronounced dead at 2:39 a.m. on Tuesday after her health took a turn.
McAllister appeared on season 14 of ABC’s “The Bachelor,” widely considered by fans to be one of the favorite seasons. The season featured pilot Jake Pavelka. McAllister was eliminated from the show after the first week.
She was 25 when she appeared on the show. Since being eliminated on “The Bachelor,” the Ohio native worked for a financial planning company.
Her family believes McAllister’s death was a suicide, according to TMZ, which first reported the news. A family member told the outlet that the reality alum has struggled with depression and bipolar disorder.
McAllister is not the first contestant from that particular “Bachelor” season to reportedly take her own life. Gia Allemand, a finalist on season 14 of “The Bachelor,” died in 2013 at the age of 29 after hanging herself.