The BACHELORETTE Contestant Dies in Accident

The BACHELORETTE Contestant Dies in Accident

In the upcoming season of The Bachelorette, which premieres on May 19th, there will be one contestant who is on the show at the start, and by all presumptions, was eliminated from contention early on, so his passing won't impact the series.

But it seems that Eric Hill died of injuries sustained from a paragliding accident last weekend.

(Updated details:  Gliding off a hill in Draper, Utah, his parachute assembly partially collapsed and he was swung into the hillside like a pendulum, with tremendous amount of velocity.  Though he was wearing a helmet, he suffered severe injuries which he later died from.)

That is truly unfortunate.

ABC's response to the event was,

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.”

But I have to wonder how they may actually try to milk this sad event for their ratings, because as we all know, tragic events make for great ratings.

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