Kaitlyn Bristowe has posted an Instagram message she by no means dreamed she’d have to write down.
On Thursday evening, we realized that Clint Arlis handed away this week from causes unknown.
The previous actuality star, who vied for Bristowe’s affection on The Bachelorette Season 11, was solely 34 years previous.
The architectural engineer’s beautiful demise was introduced Thursday on Twitter by his highschool wrestling coach, Scott Bayer of Batavia, Illinois.
“It’s with a heavy coronary heart and a way of profound loss that we announce the demise 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 finest buddy of his child brother, Coach Logan Arlis.”
Tv followers, after all, knew Clint from his three-week stint as a suitor on The Bachelorette in 2015.
Within the wake of his passing, many alums from this franchise have taken to social media as a way to categorical their regret.
This now consists of Bristowe.
“That is an Instagram Story I didn’t suppose I’d be doing tonight however Clint, who was on my season on The Bachelorette — I’m gonna say tragically — he’s tragically handed. [He was] 34 years previous,” wrote Kaitlyn final on Thursday.
“I’m unsure what occurred [or] the way it occurred, however all I wish to say is understanding him from the present, although issues didn’t finish on the perfect phrases for us, from his time on the present till right this moment, I’ve heard nothing however unimaginable issues about that particular person from his friends, his college students, his coaches, his academics, his pals, his household.
“Clint was very well-respected in his world.”
Certainly, Arlis was labeled as a villain by many Bachelorette viewers again within the day.
He even apologized for his conduct on the present in the course of the Males Inform All particular, claiming that his and fellow suitor JJ Lane’s quasi evil routine on air was meant to be “tongue [in] cheek.”
In the meantime, Season 11 winner Nick Viall, who competed alongside Arlis for the love of Bristowe, paid tribute to the late contestant on Twitter.
“Simply heard concerning the passing of Clint Arlis. I received an opportunity to get know Clint somewhat after our time on Kaitlyn’s season and I at all times get pleasure from [our] time and conversations,” Viall wrote.
“A really type, distinctive and gifted one who was taken from this world far too quickly. RIP Clint.”
Ben Zorn was additionally a contestant on Season 11.
He spoke to Us Weekly about Clint’s passing.
“Listening to the information of Clint is devastating, clearly as a result of he was a buddy, but additionally due to the age we misplaced him.
“Actually makes you self-reflect on issues happening in your individual life,” the ex-contestant informed this tabloid.
“My condolences exit to his household, pals, and everybody he coached, he can be missed.”
Added Kupah James, one other Season 11 alum:
“Whereas I didn’t know Clint, the few interactions we had on the present had been stuffed with laughter and positivity.
“We had been from two completely different worlds however received alongside simply tremendous. My affection goes out to his household, family members and anybody who’s affected by such a loss.
“He can be missed and I’ll always remember the expertise we shared on the present, Relaxation In Peace Brother.”