One of the men vying for "Bachelorette" Andi Dorfman's heart has died. Contestant Eric Hill was injured in a paragliding accident in Utah on Sunday and was reportedly in a coma until his death. His sister, Karen Tracey issued a statement on Wednesday, confirming that Hill died from his injuries on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
Dorfman has not updated her Twitter account since she started filming "The Bachelorette" back in March, so it is not clear if she is aware that Hill died. However, rosemaster Chris Harrison issued a statement on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon. Harrison tweeted, "On behalf of all of us at The Bachelor our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Eric Hill. He will be missed."
According to blogger Reality Steve (Carbone), Hill did not make it to the hometown dates that are currently being filmed, but he did get the first one-on-one date with Dorfman when filming first started last month.
Carbone states that Hill did not get eliminated during a rose ceremony and there were "circumstances surrounding his exit." It is not certain whether he was sent home or chose to go home on his own, so it will be interesting to see how ABC handles his exit in light of his tragic death.
Hill's sister, Karen Tracey, issued a statement about her brother's passing on April 23, 2014 on her Facebook page, updating fans about his tragic death and thanking them for their support.
"Eric shared his final journey with us this morning as all his immediate family were able to be at his side when he passed away. Thank you to all of your love and support and prayers and fasting. It was amazing to be with so many of his friends and family yesterday in the hospital who came to express their love for Eric."
Hill was reportedly an avid adventurer who had plans to visit every country in the world in less than 1,200 days and was filming a documentary, “The Global Odyssey." His blog, GoWithEric.com, has more information about the trips he planned to take.