The suicide of Gia Allemand, former Bachelor contestant and girlfriend of NBA star Ryan Anderson, prompted first best wishes and prayers and then mourning among reality stars on Twitter.
Gia Allemand was just 29 when she was hospitalized Monday for an unspecified “medical event.”
It quickly became apparent via Twitter than Allemand was ailing seriously, and the Bachelor and Bachelor Pad contestant was in the thoughts and prayers of her former co-stars.
Jake Pavelka, alongside whom Allemand starred, was stricken and horrified to learn of Allemand’s sudden hospitalization and death Wednesday. In a series of tweets, he lamented:
Please pray for @GiaAllemand… A dear friend and one of the sweetest women I know… #powerofprayer — Jake Pavelka (@jakepavelka1) August 13, 2013
Those praying 4 Gia: Romans 5:5 Hope does disappoint bc the love of God has been poured n our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given 2 us. — Jake Pavelka (@jakepavelka1) August 14, 2013
After it was reported that Gia Allemand had passed, Pavelka said:
I had to pull over, I can’t stop crying. We have lost an angel. — Jake Pavelka (@jakepavelka1) August 14, 2013
I am in complete shock and devastated to hear the news about Gia. She was one of the sweetest people I have ever known. — Jake Pavelka (@jakepavelka1) August 14, 2013
And a very dear friend. My heart goes out to her family during this very difficult time. We have lost angel today. I miss you Gia… – Jake Pavelka (@jakepavelka1) August 14, 2013
Other Bachelor alumni tweeted:
My heart is heavy. Thank you Gia for leaving behind an example of how to live a beautiful life. Thank you for… https://t.co/0MIrQ4qhpZ — Tenley Molzahn (@TenleyMolzahn) August 14, 2013
AmenRT @neuschaefer: Tragedies bring out the best kind of love. Can we all try to love each other this intensely always? My kind of world… — Tenley Molzahn (@TenleyMolzahn) August 14, 2013
#BachelorNation please join me in sending thoughts prayers 2 @GiaAllemand ‘s family all those who were blessed 2 know her. #angeltoosoon — Trista Sutter (@tristasutter) August 14, 2013
If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). — E! Online (@eonline) August 14, 2013
How did your Twitter feed react to the passing of Gia Allemand?