Bachelor Nation mourns Clint Arlis after the Bachelorette The Season 11 contestant has died aged 34.
The Arlis alma mater high school wrestling coach broke the news on Thursday, January 14 via Twitter.
“It is with heavy hearts and a sense of profound loss that we announce the passing of one of the Batavia Wrestling Program’s all-time greats, 2005 graduate Clint Arlis,” Coach Bayer began. “Clint was the beloved son of trainer Tom Arlis and his wife, Jamie, the protective and loving older brother of his sister, Taylor, and the childhood idol and best friend of his little brother, the Coach Logan Arlis.”
He added: “His legacy as a fierce competitor, tireless worker, benevolent influence for young Batavia wrestlers, devoted friend and loving son and brother will resonate far beyond his days in our presence. On behalf of all of us in the Batavia Wrestling Family, we send our deepest and most sincere condolences to the Arlis family during this time. [of] unimaginable grief and sorrow. At the Arlis family, we loved Clint. We love you.”
Arlis’ sister Taylor also confirmed the news via Facebook.
“It is with great sadness that I announce that my family lost my best friend and older brother Clint on the morning of January 11th,” she wrote. “Please respect our family’s privacy as we try to come to terms with this great loss. Service details will follow. Thank you.”
Arlis appeared on Kaitlyn Bristowethe season of the bachelorette in 2015 and was eliminated in the third week of competition. He was known for his bromance with another contestant JJ Lane.
“This is an Instagram story I didn’t expect to be doing tonight,” Bristowe began in the early hours of Friday, January 14. “Clint, who was on my season of The Bachelorette, I’m going to say tragically, he tragically passed. 34. I don’t know what happened, how it happened.
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