Aug 15, 2013 06:30 AM
Details are emerging about the circumstances surrounding Bachelor star Gia Allemand's death - reports claim Allemand hanged herself and boyfriend Ryan Anderson found her body in the New Orleans home they shared. Other reports are claiming the reality star had a history of depression and problems with her boyfriend and that the relationship was close to being over.
After Allemand was taken off life support Wednesday following her apparent suicide, her boyfriend, an New Orleans Pelicans NBA player, thanked fans for their support in a statement:
- "I'm deeply grateful for all the love and support we have received from family, friends, and fans. Gia was the most beautiful person I knew inside and out, and she always smiled and made everyone else around her smile. She had such an amazing impact on my life and anyone that knew her was blessed. All I have left is to cherish those memories we made together and help perpetuate the many values, faith, and love that we shared."
Allemand was hospitalized in critical condition Monday after Anderson found her unconscious in the couple's apartment. The family made the decision to take Gia off life support Wednesday "due to a critical loss of brain and organ function," according to a statement.
The family's press release continued:
- "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 ... On behalf of the family, we sincerely ask for privacy at this time."
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