Gia Allemand reportedly committed suicide after boyfriend said he didn't love her anymore
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 08/21/2013
Gia Allemand reportedly reacted with suicide after her boyfriend Ryan Anderson made a heart-breaking comment.
Anderson, a professional basketball player who plays for the NBA's New Orleans Pelicans, allegedly told Allemand, "I don't love you anymore" hours before she killed herself, TMZ reported.
The 29-year-old former The Bachelor bachelorette and Bachelor Pad contestant reportedly accused Anderson of cheating on her while they were out at lunch on the day she was found hanging in the couple's New Orleans home. However Allemand allegedly then told Anderson, whom she had been dating for two years, she still loved him as he was dropping her off at the home only to be told he no longer felt the same way.
The New York Post reported last week Allemand had been "tormented" by a failing relationship with Anderson in the days leading up to her suicide. Their problems reportedly began months ago, and according to sources, the reality TV star was planning to move out of their house and head to New York in September where she'd live with a girlfriend.
Official documents obtained by TMZ state Anderson found Allemand unconscious, sitting on the steps of a spiral staircase in their home with a vacuum cleaner cord "wrapped around her neck many times" on the night of August 12.
She was reportedly on the phone with her mom right before her hanging, as her mother Donna Micheletti told police the call "had gone silent" and she desperately tried to speak with Allemand for about 10 minutes afterwards.
Anderson then came back to the home to check on Allemand, who had reportedly been without oxygen for at least 30 minutes by that point and left a suicide note which she stated Micheletti would receive all of her daughter's property. Anderson then immediately contacted 911 and Allemand was taken to University Hospital in New Orleans.
After remaining in critical condition and on life support, Allemand passed away last Wednesday when her life support was withdrawn due to the fact she had "a critical loss of brain and organ function," according to an official statement released by Allemand's representative on behalf of her family.
Afterward, Allemand returned to compete on the first and second seasons of the reality dating show's Bachelor Pad spinoff, which aired in 2010 and 2011 respectively.
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