Lex McAllister, Former ‘The Bachelor’ Contestant, Dies After Apparent Suicide
Lexi McAllister, a former contestant on The Bachelor, died Tuesday following an apparent suicide. She was 31.
Lexi McAllister Dies In Overdose Suicide
A friend of McAllister’s made a 911 call Saturday afternoon, claiming that McAllister had overdosed on prescription medicine. The caller further stated that McAllister had earlier sent a text message revealing that she planned to take her own life. Upon arriving at McAllister’s home, the caller found her surrounded by empty pill bottles.
When authorities arrived at the scene, McAllister was unresponsive but alive. The onetime reality TV star was taken to Grant Medical Center, where her condition steadily deteriorated. She was pronounced dead Tuesday, according to The Huffington Post.
McAllister appeared on the 14th season of The Bachelor, competing for plane pilot Jake Pavelka‘s heart. She was eliminated during the first episode, but left an impression on Pavelka and the other women on the show.
“I can vividly remember Alexa getting out of the limo on that first night,” Pavelka told People magazine. “She was a pretty girl. I’m really sad. I feel horrible for her family and I can’t imagine what they’re going through. My prayers are with her friends and family.”
Tenley Molzahn, who was the runner-up on season 14, also had fond memories of McAllister. “I am honestly in shock that another beautiful soul would take their life,” Molzhan told E! News. “She was only on our first episode but she seemed like such a vibrant soul. This is just shocking news no matter how well you know someone.”
McAllister is the second woman who competed on season 14 of The Bachelor to commit suicide. Gia Allemand hanged herself in August 2013 at the age of 29.