“Bachelor” Contestant Lex McAllister Dead Of Apparent Suicide
Lex McAllister, a former contestant on ABC’s “The Bachelor,” has died at 31. She reportedly committed suicide. McAllister, who appeared on Jake Pavelka’s Season 14 of the ABC reality series as Alexa, had been battling depression and was bipolar, said a family member. A law enforcement source claims the case of death was an overdose of prescription pills.
A 911 call was reportedly received by law enforcement officials on Saturday around 2 p.m. in Columbus, Ohio, where McAllister was taken to a local area hospital in stable condition following the reported overdose. After the former reality contestant’s condition began to worsen and her body continued to deteriorate, her family decided to take McAllister off life support, says TMZ. She died on Tuesday morning.
According to McAllister’s Twitter bio, the 31-year-old was a business development expert, franchise consultant, and entrepreneur. She listed her loves as “family, motorcycles and my dog Teddy.” McAllister only appeared on the first week of Pavelka’s season of “The Bachelor.” A statement furnished to Gossip Cop by ABC on behalf of the “Bachelor Family” reads, “In the short time that we knew Lex, she was a lovely person inside and out. She will be missed by the entire ‘Bachelor’ family, and we extend our heartfelt condolences to her family and friends.”
This marks the second suicide to rock Pavelka’s season. As Gossip Cop previously reported, Gia Allemand died following a suicide attempt in August 2013. Allemand, who was 29, hanged herself inside her New Orleans home.