This is so sad!
We reported earlier about the heartbreaking news of The Bachelorette contestant Eric Hill tragically dying in a paragliding accident.
According to a recent interview with the host of the show, Chris Harrison, the other contestants have been told:
"We never would have kept it from them. He was a good friend of theirs. Absolutely, they know. We’re not sure 100 percent of how we’re going to deal with it. We're doing our best and we made the best decisions we could at the time. It'll be interesting to see how it plays out…We did the best we could trying to be as honorable and decent to the family and to him. It was really something we'd never dealt with before but we did it as delicately and respectfully as we could."
That seems like the right thing to have done. We know that they usually separate the contestants completely from the outside world, but not to tell them would have been a mistake.
But how are the other contestants taking the bad news?
"They're still dealing with it, still making decisions and trying to come to terms with it because his funeral was a few days ago we all decided, 'Let’s deal with this and get past it and heal ourselves. Everybody’s very emotional right now and that’s never a good time to make a final decision."
It's just all so gut wrenching. Our hearts go out to Eric's loved ones during this awful time.
[Image via ABC.]
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