Alexa “Lex” McAllister, who was a contestant on “The Bachelor” in 2010, died early Tuesday of an apparent suicide after a drug overdose, police confirmed. She was 31.
A Columbus, Ohio, police spokesperson confirmed that authorities responded to an emergency call at about 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, with the caller indicating that McAllister had overdosed on prescription pills. She was in stable condition when she was taken to a hospital , but was pronounced dead at 2:39 a.m. on Tuesday after her health took a turn for the worse.
McAllister appeared on season 14 of ABC’s “The Bachelor,” which widely considered to be one of the favorite seasons by fans . The season featured pilot Jake Pavelka. McAllister lasted for only one week on the show.
She was 25 when she appeared on the show. Since being eliminated on “The Bachelor,” the Ohio native worked for a financial planning company.
According to TMZ, which first broke the news, her family believes McAllister’s death was a suicide. A family member told the outlet that the reality alum has struggled with depression and bipolar disorder.
McAllister is not the first contestant from that particular “Bachelor” season to reportedly commit suicide. Gia Allemand, a finalist on season 14 of “The Bachelor,” died in 2013 at the age of 29 after an attempted suicide.