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Clint Arlis, former candidate for the “Bachelorette”, died at 34 |  KTAB

Clint Arlis, seen here with “Bachelorette” alum Kaitlyn Bristowe, appeared on the 11th season of the ABC reality show. (Rick Rowell/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images)

(NEXSTAR) – Clint Arlis, known to viewers as one of the contestants who appeared on Kaitlyn Bristowe’s “The Bachelorette” season, has died, his family and friends have revealed. He was 34 years old.

“It is with great sadness to tell you that my family lost my best friend and older brother Clint on the morning of January 11,” read a Facebook post from a woman identified as her sister Taylor, according to TMZ and Entertainment Weekly. “Please respect the privacy of our family as we try to cope with this great loss. »

Arlis appeared on the 11th season of “The Bachelorette” in 2015, posing as an architectural engineer from Chicago. He was one of 26 contestants competing for Bristowe’s affections, although he was eliminated from the competition in the third episode of the season.

Nick Viall, another Bristowe season contestant who later starred in “The Bachelor,” posted a message on Twitter after learning of Arlis’ passing.

“I just learned of the passing of Clint Arlis,” Viall writes, who added that he was lucky enough to know Arlis after filming. “A very kind, unique and talented person who was taken out of this world way too soon. RIP Clint.

Arlis’ death was also announced Thursday by his high school wrestling coach, People reported. Scott Bayer of Batavia High School in Batavia, Illinois called Arlis one of the school’s “all-time greats”.

“His legacy as a fierce competitor, tireless worker, benevolent influence for the young wrestlers of Batavia, devoted friend and loving son and brother will resonate far beyond his days in our presence,” bayer wrote, in part, on Twitter.

Bristowe shared a message on his Instagram Story after hearing the news.

“I don’t know what happened, how it happened. All I’m saying is getting to know him on the show, even though things haven’t ended on the best terms for us from his time on the show until today, I don’t I’ve heard amazing things about this person. From his peers, from his students, from his coaches, from his teachers, from his family friends, Clint was highly respected in his world, and it is an absolute tragedy what happened,” he said. she declared.

Arlis’ cause of death had not been disclosed as of Friday morning.


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