Bachelor Nation is in mourning, once again, after the death of "kind soul" Michael Nance, 31, one of Emily Maynard's suitors on "The Bachelorette" Season 8.
Nance was 26 when he competed on the 2012 season; the Austin, Texas resident was featured as a musician, with ABC listing his occupation as Rehab Counselor.A spokesperson with the Austin Police Department told Entertainment Tonight that officers responded to a call about an unresponsive male at 2:10 a.m. on Monday; Nance was pronounced dead just before 3 a.m.
"At this point it is not a suspicious death and the manner will be determined by the Medical Examiner," the department told ET. "The cause and manner of death will be determined by the Travis County Medical Examiner's Office."
Emily Maynard, and several of her Season 8 bachelors, reached out with condolences:
So sad waking up to the news about Michael Nance. Such a kind heart with so much talent. Sending prayers and love to his family and friends.— Emily MaynardJohnson (@EmilyMaynard) May 30, 2017
My heart breaks to hear about the passing of my friend Michael Nance. He was a sweet man with a kind soul. We all loved him on Bachelorette.— Sean Lowe (@SeanLowe09) May 30, 2017
I will always remember my friend Micheal Nance for his kind and fragile soul. Addiction is a terrible disease, may he finally find peace.— Arie Luyendyk Jr. (@ariejr) May 30, 2017
Extremely difficult learning the news of Michael Nance's passing. He was a gentle man with a huge heart. He'll be missed but not forgotten.— Chris Bukowski (@chrisjbukowski) May 30, 2017
Sadly, Bachelor Nation is no stranger to early deaths. Gia Allemand of "The Bachelor" and "Bachelor Pad" took her own life in 2013, at age 29, in just one of way too many examples.
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