'Bachelorette' contestant Eric Hill dies after paragliding accident

Eric Hill (Facebook.com)

Eric Hill (Facebook.com)

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A contestant on the upcoming season of the reality dating show The Bachelorette has died following a paragliding accident.

Eric Hill, who was hospitalized last weekend, passed away on Wednesday, according to his sister's Facebook.com page.

In a message on the social media site, Karen Tracy writes, "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 (sic)..."

Hill was set to become a reality TV star when the new season of The Bachelorette debuted on May 19. The new Bachelorette is Andie Dorfman.


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