"The Bachelorette" contestant dies in paragliding accident

April 25, 2014 7:41:57 PM PDT
One of the contestants on the upcoming season of "The Bachelorette" has died following a paragliding accident.

According to reports, the parachute of Eric Hill, 31, collapsed when he was paragliding in Utah on Sunday. He had been in a coma since the accident and his family confirmed that he died on Wednesday.

Hill had been one of the potential suitors for bachelorette Andi Dorfman.

ABC and Warner Bros. Television have not decided how they will address the tragedy in the show when it begins next month.

"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," "Bachelor" producers told ABC News. "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.

ABC News contributed to this report.


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