Eric Hill, who is one of the eligible suitors who tries to win Andy Dorfman’s heart on the upcoming season of The Bachelorette, died on Wednesday. He was 31.

'Bachelorette' Contestant Dies

Hill was severely injured in a paragliding accident on Sunday, April, 20. His death on Wednesday was revealed by his sister, Karen Tracy, via Facebook.

"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," Tracy wrote. "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," she continued. "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!"

The tragic paragliding accident did not occur during filming of The Bachelorette. Hill had reportedly already been eliminated from the group of potential suitors and had been in Utah on Sunday.

Hill, who had more than a touch of wanderlust, had been on a mission to travel all 195 countries in 1,200 days, breaking the Guinness world record. In the first year of his mission, Hill had managed to hit more than 50 countries.

Dorfman has yet to comment on Hill’s passing.

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