(WJW) – Former “Bachelorette” candidate Clint Arlis died this week at the age of 34.
He appeared in season 11 of the series with bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe.
Arlis’ sister Taylor Lulek said Clint died on Tuesday.
“It is with great sadness to announce that my family lost my best friend and older brother Clint on the morning of January 11. Please respect our family’s privacy as we try to come to terms with this great loss,” she wrote on Facebook.
She did not share her cause of death.
The Arlis high school wrestling coach remembered him on Twitter.
“It is with a heavy heart and a sense of deep loss that we announce the passing of one of the Batavia wrestling program’s all-time greats, 2005 graduate Clint Arlis…Clint was the beloved son of Coach Tom Arlis and his wife, Jamie, protective and loving older brother of his sister, Taylor, and childhood idol and best friend of his little brother, Coach Logan Arlis,” Scott Bayer wrote.
Bayer said Clint was “extraordinarily devoted to his family”.
“His legacies as a fierce competitor, tireless worker, benevolent influence on young Batavia wrestlers, devoted friend and loving son and brother will resonate far beyond his days in our presence,” Bayer said.
Kaitlyn Bristowe shared a post on her Instagram Story after hearing the news.
“I don’t know what happened, how it happened. All I’m saying is getting to know him on the show, even though things haven’t ended on the best terms for us from his time on the show until today, I don’t I’ve heard amazing things about this person. From his peers, from his students, from his coaches, from his teachers, from his family friends, Clint was highly respected in his world, and it is an absolute tragedy what happened,” he said. she declared. “It’s a huge loss and I’m honestly beside myself with this news,” Bristowe continued.
Funeral plans have not been announced.
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