Less than a month before the season premiere of The Bachelorette, one of Andi Dorfman’s suitors has passed away. Eric Hill suffered serious injuries from a paragliding accident on Sunday, and died Tuesday morning.
“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,” his sister wrote on Facebook. “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.”
The 32-year-old had already been eliminated by Andi at the time of the accident, which didn’t happen during filming. However, this is the first time in the show’s history that something so serious has happened before footage aired — no word yet on if this will affect how ABC edits portions of the upcoming season.