by Bruna Nessif | Tue., Feb. 16, 2016 7:52 PM
Jake Pavelka is speaking out in light of today's horrible tragedy.
The former Bachelor took to Twitter to break his silence on the death of 31-year-old Lex McAllister, a contestant who was vying for Pavelka's heart on the 14th season of the ABC show, writing, "Im so sad to hear about Alexa. Such a beautiful girl. My heart breaks for her family. Covering them in prayer during this rough time."
McAllister was eliminated on the first episode of The Bachelor's 14th season, subtitled On The Wings of Love in reference to Pavelka's day job as a pilot. She was 25 years old at the time.
E! News confirmed that McAllister died today after an apparent suicide attempt.
According to a report from Columbus, Ohio, police, authorities received a 911 call Saturday afternoon from a caller saying McAllister had overdosed on prescription medication.
The unidentified caller said McAllister had texted them to say she wanted to end her life, according to the report. When the unidentified person went to check on McAllister at her home, they found her with empty prescription bottles. Once police arrived on the scene, McAllister was in stable condition, but had taken "a lot" of pills. She was rushed to Grant Medical Center still in stable condition.
Her health later began to deteriorate and her family ultimately took her off life support. She died early Tuesday.
Unfortunately, this is the second tragedy that has struck this particular season of The Bachelor. In August 2013, third runner-up Gia Allemand, who later appeared on Bachelor Pad, died two days after being rushed to the hospital after trying to hang herself. She was 29.
If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).