BACHELORETTE star Clint Arlis has tragically died at the age of just 34, his former wrestling coach has announced.
Clint appeared during the eleventh season, which aired back in 2015 and during the season he was one of the men vying for the love of dance instructorKaitlynBristowe, 29.
Clint was eliminated from the lineup during his third week.
Clint’s death was announcedon Twitterand read: “It is with a heavy heart and a sense of profound loss that we announce the death of one of the Batavia Wrestling Program’s All-Time greats, 2005 graduate, Clint Arlis.”
The cause of Clint’s death is not yet known.
Read our live blog below for the latest updates on Clint’s death…
When is Clint Arlis’ funeral?
Details about services for Clint Arlis have not yet been announced.
His sister said in a Facebook post that the information was forthcoming as her family tries to cope with the great loss.
Bachelorette alum reacts
Brian Osborne, a contestant on the 10th season of The Bachelorette, shared a tribute to Clint Arlis on Twitter.
Osborne said though the two never met in person, they got to know each other through a fantasy football league with Bach alumni guys.
“Says a lot about him as a person that he reached out to me when my best friend died unexpectedly,” Osborne wrote.
“The guy didnt even know me. Taken too soon.”
Clint Arlis’ sister mourns
Clint Arlis’ sister, Taylor Lulek, mourned the loss of her brother on social media.
“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,” she wrote on Facebook.
“Please respect our familys privacy as we try to cope with this great loss. Details on the service will follow. Thank You.”
Arlis labeled a ‘villain’ on Bachelorette
Clint Arlis tried to win Bristowes affection on season 11 of The Bachelorette, which aired in 2015.
He and JJ Lane, a fellow contestant, “sparked controversy with their friendship at the time and were labeled as villains,” according to Us Weekly.
He later apologized during the Men Tell All and said his and Lanes villain narrative was tongue [in] cheek,” the outlet noted.
The University of Illinois wrestling team also shared a tribute to Clint Arlis following news of his untimely death.
“We are incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of former Illini wrestler Clint Arlis,” the account shared on Twitter.
“Our thoughts are with Clints family and friends during this heartbreaking time. We will miss you, Clint.”
Nick Viall reacts
Nick Viall, who was also on season 11 with Arlis, reacted to the news of Arlis’ death on Twitter.
“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,” he wrote.
“A very kind, unique, and talented person who was taken from this world far too soon. RIP Clint.”
Who was Clint Arlis?
Clint, 34, is from Batavia inNew Yorkstate.
He joined his fathers coaching staff and the Batavia Wrestling Family in the late fall of 2005, following his graduation.
He then went on to become an architectural engineer.
He also tried his hand at reality TV when he appeared onThe Bachelorette in its eleventh season, competing for the love of KaitlynBristowe, 29.
How did Clint Arlis die?
The cause of Clint’s death is not yet known.
His death was announced on Twitter.
On January 13, 2022, the tweet announcing his passing read: “It is with a heavy heart and a sense of profound loss that we announce the death of one of the Batavia Wrestling Program’s All-Time greats, 2005 graduate, Clint Arlis.”
Clint’s death was announcedon Twitter.
The tweet read, “It is with a heavy heart and a sense of profound loss that we announce the death of one of the Batavia Wrestling Program’s All-Time greats, 2005 graduate, Clint Arlis.”
When was Clint on The Bachelorette?
Clint appeared during the eleventh season of the show.
It aired back in 2015.
He was one of the men vying for the love of dance instructorKaitlynBristowe, 29.
Whats Kaitlyn doing now?
Back in November 2021, Kaitlyn took to Instagram and shared amakeup-free selfie.
She sported a purple fleece and matching pants as her feet were propped up in the backseat of a car.
The TV stars bare face was on full display as she held a large coffee
Back in May 2021, Kaitlyn was announced as the co-host of The Bachelorette withTayshia Adams.
During the eleventh season, Kaitlyn caused a bit of controversy when she allowed Nick Viall from the previous season to join her suitors midway through the program.
The end result turned out to be good thing since Nick came out to be the runner-up.
In the end,she picked Shawn Booth but the two never set a wedding date.
The former coupleended up calling it quits.