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‘Bachelorette’ Contestant Dies After Paragliding Accident

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Photo courtesy: GO with Eric, The Global Odyssey via Facebook

Photo courtesy: GO with Eric, The Global Odyssey via Facebook

Photo courtesy: GO with Eric, The Global Odyssey via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GOwithEric

A man who was a contestant on the upcoming season of ‘The Bachelorette’ died on Wednesday.

People reported that Eric Hill, 31, was in a paragliding accident in Utah over the weekend. His family said he’d been in a coma since Sunday.

Hill was on an epic adventure called ‘The Global Odyssey’ to travel to every country in the world in 1,200 days; he took a break to appear on ‘The Bachelorette.’ He was on Andi Dorfman’s season of the show. It airs in May.

Producers of ‘The Bachelor’ released a statement to People that said, “We are deeply saddened to hear about the tragic passing of our friend, Eric Hill. Eric inspired us every day with his passion, his courage and his adventurous spirit, and for that we are very thankful. On behalf of our cast, crew and producers, we send our love, our thoughts and our prayers to Eric’s family during this difficult time.”

Other people, including Chris Harrison, host of ‘The Bachelor’ and ‘The Bachelorette’ are reacting to Hill’s death on social media. See their comments below.

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