Bachelor Nation is in mourning.
We realized this week that Clint Arlis, a Bachelorette alum who competed on Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season of the hit actuality present, has handed away.
He was 34 years previous.
The architectural engineer’s shockiing dying was introduced Thursday on Twitter by his highschool wrestling coach Scott Bayer of Batavia, Illinois… who shared some reminiscences of Arlis and his time on the crew, referring to his skilled wrestling profession within the course of.
“It’s with a heavy coronary heart and a way of profound loss that we announce the dying of one of many Batavia Wrestling Program’s All-Time greats, 2005 graduate, Clint Arlis,” Bayer wrote.
“Clint was the beloved son of Coach Tom Arlis and his spouse, Jamie, protecting, loving older brother of his sister, Taylor, and the boyhood idol and greatest good friend of his child brother, Coach Logan Arlis.”
Bayer went on to listing Clint’s quite a few accomplishments through the years, from his wrestling wins to his need to mentor the youth.
“I’ve come to know Clint through the years since I joined Tom’s teaching employees and Batavia Wrestling Household within the late fall of 2005, after his commencement.
“I’ve discovered him to be terribly dedicated to his household and deeply dedicated to the game [of] wrestling at a degree few of us ever attain in our careers.
“Whereas pursuing his profession in structure, he’s all the time made a precedence of coming again to our (his) wrestling room and generously giving again to our youngsters.
“He was a gifted artist with a pointy wit, a sardonic humorousness and palpable authenticity.”
Clint Arlis competed for for Bristowe’s affection on season 11 of The Bachelorette, which aired in 2015.
He and JJ Lane sparked some controversy with their friendship on the time and have been labeled as villains; Arlis was eradicated throughout week three.
The IIlinois native apologized in the course of the Males Inform All particular, claiming that his and Lane’s evil gag was “tongue [in] cheek.”
He additionally clarified in the course of the reunion that he was a “straight man” after this system portrayed his relationship together with his fellow contestant as a burgeoning romance.
Nick Viall, who additionally competed this identical season, paid tribute to the Bachelor Nation alum on Thursday, tweeting:
“Simply heard in regards to the passing of Clint Arlis. I received an opportunity to get know Clint slightly after our time on Kaitlyn’s season and I all the time get pleasure from our time and conversations.
“A really variety, distinctive, and gifted one that was taken from this world far too quickly. RIP Clint.”
Within the years since season 11 aired, Clint stored a low profile and seemingly deleted his social media accounts.
Bayer, in the meantime, concluded his Twitter thread with a message to Clint’s household:
“His legacies as a fierce competitor, tireless employee, a caring affect to youthful Batavia wrestlers, a faithful good friend and a loving son and brother will resonate far past his days in our presence.
“On behalf of all of us within the Batavia Wrestling Household, we ship our deepest and most honest condolences to the Arlis Household throughout this era [of] unimaginable heartbreak and grief.
“To the Arlis Household, we liked Clint. We love you.”
No reason for dying has been introduced at the moment.
We ship our condolences to the family members of Clint Arlis.
Might he relaxation in peace.