Bachelorette contestant dies after paragliding accident

(WXYZ) - Eric Hill a contestant on the upcoming season of the Bachelorette passed away on Wednesday after he was severely injured in a paragliding accident on April 20, according to reports. 

US Weekly reports that Hill, 30, hit it off with Bachelorette Andi Dorfman and even received the first one-on-one date on the show. 

Host of the ABC reality show Chris Harrison tweeted on Wednesday: 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.

Eric's sister Karen Tracy posted this message on Facebook on Wednesday: 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. He gave us such a gift of a life fully lived and fully shared, and allowed us all to be a part of his last adventure here on earth. It is hard to think of life without his bright spark, but we know he is on to new adventures. We look forward to carrying on his legacy here and greeting him joyfully again someday. I love you so much, little brother!

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