Bachelorette contestant Eric Hill dies after terrible accident
The new season of The Bachelorette hasn't even begun yet and the show is already facing a terrible tragedy. One of their contestants, 31-year-old Eric Hill, who was looking to woo 26-year-old Andi Dorfman has died after an inexplicable incident. He was hospitalized on Sunday after being in a paragliding accident in Utah.
His sister confirmed via Facebook that after being in a coma for a couple of days, he succumbed to his injuries. How sad!
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It turns out that while Hill, an extreme sports enthusiast, was paragliding, his parachute failed to open and sent him crashing into the mountainside. He was reportedly eliminated as a contestant on the show by the time the accident happened, but his parts in the show were already recorded.
"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. Thank you to all of your love and support and prayers and fasting," his sister, Karen Tracy wrote on her personal Facebook page. "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."
Hill was also known to be a traveler and prior to being on the show was on a quest to visit every country in the world and documenting it on his website, GO with Eric: The Global Odyssey.
ABC has yet to send out a statement regarding his death and it is unclear how it will affect the show which premieres on May 14.
This is such an unspeakable tragedy. He was so young. Even though he was a contestant on the reality show, he had a lot going for him in his own life. Hopefully ABC will do some edits on the show out of respect for Hill, but still acknowledge the terrible accident somehow. My thoughts go out to his family and his loved ones affected by his death.
Image via GO with Eric, The Global Odyssey/ Facebook
What do you think the right thing for ABC would be to do in light of this tragedy?