Lex McAllister, who appeared in Season 14 of the ABC TV dating series The Bachelor, has died following an overdose of prescription pills.
But here’s what’s most shocking – this is the second contestant from the same season to commit suicide – her fellow contestant Gia Allemand, who came in third in Season 14 of The Bachelor, hanged herself at age 29 just over two years ago in New Orleans. Jake Pavelka, who was “the Bachelor” in Season 14, told People at the time, “I am in complete shock and devastated to hear the news about Gia. She was one of the sweetest people I have ever known. And a very dear friend. My heart goes out to her family during this very difficult time. We have lost an angel today.”
Lex, who also vied for Jake’s heart but was eliminated from the show the first week, texted a friend on Saturday that she was going to kill herself.
The friend called 911 and when paramedics arrived on scene, they were able to briefly revive Lex, but she wasn’t able to tell them “what kind of medication she took,” according to a police report. She was later put on life support, but it was removed three days at the family’s request when she went into a decline. Lex died at 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016. She was 31 years old.
Jake wrote on Twitter: “Im so sad to hear about Alexa. Such a beautiful girl. My heart breaks for her family. Covering them in prayer during this rough time.”
An autopsy is scheduled to take place today.