Gia Allemand dies at 29

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According to People magazine, the reality star was found Monday night by her boyfriend, NBA player Ryan Anderson of the Pelicans, in her New Orleans home.

The 29-year-old was admitted at the University Hospital in New Orleans in critical condition, following a serious emergency medical event.

Gia had a very weak pulse and could barely breathe by herself.

Details of the event are still unclear, but it is reported that she was put on life support.

“Due to a critical loss of brain and organ function, life support was withdrawn,” the family said in a statement. “Ms. Allemand passed away peacefully with her mother, boyfriend, and other lifelong friends by her side. As a practicing Christian, Gia did receive the sacrament of last rites.”

“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.”

Allemand appeared on Season 14 of “The Bachelor,” and finished among Jake Pavelka’s top three contestants.