Former ‘Bachelor’ Contestant Lex McAllister Dies of Apparent Suicide

Lex McAllister Bachelor Contenstant Dead
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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.

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  1. Cathie Lea says:

    Peace be with you sister.

  2. Lisa says:

    How awful! We need to be more supportive of people with mental illness. I bet if there wasn’t such a stigma, it may have been easier for her to seek the support she needed. I’m tired of people using words like ‘crazy’ or ‘nutjob’ or ‘loony’. Would you say that about a person with cancer? Of course not! I’m tired of the stigma that is attached to it. We need to be more accepting of it and more solution oriented about it.

  3. Mitch says:

    “Gia Allemand, a finalist on season 14 of “The Bachelor,” died in 2013 at the age of 29 after an attempted suicide.” Sooooo, she died of suicide then.

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