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    Former Bachelorette Contestant Found Dead

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    Julien Hug, Bachelorette
    Julien Hug, Bachelorette ABC

    Sadly, it's another tragic headline for a former reality star.

    The body of Julien Hug, who vied for the affections of Jillian Harris on the fifth season of The Bachelorette, was found in Riverside County, Calif., yesterday morning.

    "Please say a prayer for the loss of a friend this morning," Harris tweeted today. "Life is fragile, don't forget to love the ones you love."

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    Hug, a 35-year-old restaurateur from San Diego who lasted just two episodes into the competition last spring, had been reported missing several days ago.

    According to sheriff's deputies, his body was found off a highway at 11 a.m. Wednesday, and while officials haven't stated whether or not they believe there was foul play involved in his death, an autopsy is expected to take place later today.

    Rest in peace.

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