Gia Allemand Funeral Today, Details On 'Bachelor' Star's Death Emerge

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By Emma Koonse , Christian Post Reporter
August 22, 2013|3:32 pm

Gia Allemand committed suicide on August 14, setting off a wave of grief that reached fever pitch during her funeral this week.

Friends and family of the late "Bachelor" star gathered for her funeral on Thursday, Aug. 22; including her boyfriend Ryan Anderson. The service took place in New York City at the Trinity Grace Church of Chelsea where the 29-year-old star's tragic death was mourned.

Last week, Allemand was found in her New Orleans home after an attempt to hang herself when she was taken to the hospital.

The following day, the model died when she was taken off of life support "due to a critical loss of brain and organ function," according to a statement from her family, reported People.com.

"Ms. Allemand passed away peacefully with her mother, boyfriend, and other lifelong friends by her side," the family continued. "As a practicing Christian, Gia did receive the sacrament of last rites."

Furthermore, disturbing details about Allemand's death were released this week.

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According to the New Orleans Police Department, Allemand and her NBA star boyfriend Anderson had argued "over her suspicions that he had been unfaithful to her" hours before she tried to take her own life on Aug. 12, reported ABC News.

Later that day, Allemand's mother Donna Micheletti contacted Anderson over concerns about the model, adding that she had been on the phone with her daughter when the line went silent.

It was then that Anderson went to Allemand's home and found her with the cord of a vacuum "wrapped around her neck many times" and hanging from the rails of the spiral staircase in the house, according to ABC News.

The police report also included that the model left a handwritten note lying on the dining room table that read, "Mom gets everything."

Meanwhile, Allemand's shocking suicide attempt and death has shaken the entertainment industry.

At Allemand's funeral on Thursday, her "Bachelor" co-star Jake Pavelka urged fans to offer their support via Twitter.

"Going 2 b an incredibly tough day," season 14's "The Bachelor" star wrote. "Crossfit train n NY 2 occupy my mind. Then… Find my peace w Gia. Can I ask 4 ur prayers today?"

Allemand's boyfriend Anderson is also grieving the star's death and was seen at the funeral Thursday. Also, last week, the Pelicans player released a statement about her tragic passing.

"I'm deeply grateful for all the love and support we have received from family, friends, and fans," said Anderson, according to E! News. "Gia was the most beautiful person I knew inside and out and she always smiled and made everyone else around her smile. She had such an amazing impact on my life and anyone that knew her was blessed. All I have left is to cherish those memories we made together and help perpetuate the many values, faith and love that we shared."

 

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