‘Bachelorette’ contestant dies while paragliding
Eric Hill is featured in the new season, but it remains to be seen how the show will handle his death.
Eric Hill, one of the suitors vying for Andi Dorfman’s roses in the upcoming season of ABC’s “The Bachelorette,” has died following a paragliding accident over the weekend. He was 32.
“Eric shared his final journey with us this morning as all his immediate family were able to be at his side when he passed away,” his sister, Karen Tracy, wrote on Facebook Wednesday morning.
“Thank you to all of your love and support and prayers and fasting. It was amazing to be with so many of his friends and family yesterday in the hospital who came to express their love for Eric. He gave us such a gift of a life fully lived and fully shared, and allowed us all to be a part of his last adventure here on earth. It is hard to think of life without his bright spark, but we know he is on to new adventures. We look forward to carrying on his legacy here and greeting him joyfully again someday. I love you so much, little brother!”
On “The Bachelorette,” Hill had already reportedly been sent home by Dorfman at the time of his death. However, he also reportedly had the first one-on-one date with her during the series.