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How will ‘The Bachelorette’ handle Eric Hill's passing? Show to be ‘sensitive'

Mike Fleiss
Mike FleissPhoto by Michael Loccisano

The fans of “The Bachelorette” haven’t seen the new season yet and there is already a bizarre and sad incident that is clouding the series. One of the reality show's most recent contestants, Eric Hill, had died due to injuries he sustained in a paragliding accident on Sunday when his parachute partially collapsed. According to E! Online on Thursday, the show is not directly impacted by the death as he didn't make it to the final choices of Andi Dorfman, but the show will be as sensitive about the situation as possible.

The New York Daily News reported that Eric Hill was hospitalized in critical condition after the incident, but his injuries were so severe that he didn't survive. Confirmed that he died with his family by his side, the reality show contestant never had the chance to be officially introduced to the viewers.

According to "The Bachelorette" creator Mike Fleiss, the show is going to really be conscious of the images and information they share with the viewers. Giving respect to the grieving family and blazing the way on how reality shows should be sensitive to circumstances beyond their control, it will be interesting to see how this element of the show is shared.

The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” has had to deal with some pretty interesting issues over the past four seasons. We definitely do not minimize the passing of a contestant, but the show is dealing with situations that haven’t been dealt with before. This brings so many questions on how the contestant will be portrayed with final edits and what will be done in his memory.

"The Bachelorette" is still moving forward in production and Andi Dorfman is still looking for the man of her dreams. While some fans aren't entirely sure what happened with Juan Pablo, it sounds like she has moved on and is having the time of her life!