Fans of “The Bachelorette” were shocked to hear that Clint Arlis passed away in early January.
Clint was one of the contestants who appeared on season 11 of “The Bachelorette.” The American reality TV series has now been on for 18 seasons and features over 200 episodes. A woman trying to find true love dates various men over a period of several weeks to decide who she wants to marry.
Clint Arlis’ Cause Of Death Revealed
On January 11, 2022, the Batavia Police Department found Arlis dead in his resident around noon local time. At the time, the police department stated that no foul play was suspected.
According to a coroner’s investigation report, Clint Arlis died by suicide. The investigation revealed that Arlis left a note on his dresser before hanging himself. Page Six added that he had intended to visit a local high school to work out the morning of his death.
The coroner’s report stated that it was likely that Arlis may have been suffering mental health concerns prior to his death. The report says that Arlis had been struggling with paranoid thoughts, as he believed that people were watching him. Arlis’ parents told the outlet that they thought that “things were getting better” with their son, despite ongoing issues with his girlfriend of four years.
Arlis had obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees after studying architecture, civil engineering, and environmental engineering at the University of Illinois. He worked as a project manager at Lendlease and also served his community by volunteering as a mentor to school children in Chicago.
Clint Arlis’ Sister Broke The News On Facebook
In a post on Facebook, Clint’s sister, Taylor Lulek, posted a childhood photo to announce the news.
She captioned the photo, “It is with great sadness, to tell you that my family has lost my best friend and older brother Clint on the morning of January 11th.”
“Please respect our family’s privacy as we try to cope with this great loss,” she added. “Details on the service will follow. Thank You.”
‘Bachelorette’ Kaitlyn Bristowe Expresses Condolences To The Late Clint Arlis
In 2015, Arlis competed to win the heart of Kaitlyn Bristowe during the show’s 11th season. Even though the pair did not part on good terms, Bristowe responded to his death in an Instagram Story.
“Alright, this is an Instagram Story I did not think I’d be doing tonight, but Clint, who was on my season of ‘The Bachelorette,’ I’m gonna say tragically… he tragically passed at 34 years old,” Bristowe began. “I’m not sure what happened, how it happened.”
“All I want to say is from knowing him on the show, even though, you know, things didn’t end on the best terms for us, from his time on the show to today, I have heard nothing but incredible things about that person.”
“From his peers, his students, his coaches, his teachers, his friends, his family,” she continued. “Clint was very well respected in his world, and it is an absolute tragedy of what’s happened.”
“This Instagram Story is literally to just say to anyone who knows him who might follow me that I am so sorry,” she concluded. “It’s such a huge loss, and I’m honestly just beside myself with this news.”
Bristowe ended up getting engaged to Shawn Booth at the end of the season, although they broke up three years later. She is currently engaged to Jason Tartick, who appeared on “The Bachelorette” in 2018 when he was passed over by Becca Kufrin.
Another contestant, Nick Viall, who also competed during the show’s 11th season, responded to the news as well. He tweeted: “Just heard about the passing of Clint Arlis. I got a chance to get [to] know Clint a little after our time on [Kaitlyn’s] season and I always enjoy [our] time and conversations. A very kind, unique, and talented person who was taken from this world far too soon. RIP Clint.”
Just heard about the passing of Clint Arlis. I got a chance to get know Clint a little after our time on Kaitlyns season and I always enjoy are time and conversations. A very kind, unique, and talented person who was taken from this world far too soon. RIP Clint❤️
— Nick Viall (@viallnicholas28) January 13, 2022