A contestant from the upcoming season of The Bachelorette has passed away after a tragic paragliding accident. Eric Hill, who appears as a suitor for current Bachelorette Andi Dorfman, had been in a coma since the accident occurred over the weekend. Reportedly, Hill's parachute malfunctioned. 

Hill's sister shared the following statement via Facebook:

“Eric shared his final journey with us this morning as all his immediate family were able to be at his side when he passed away. Thank you to all of your love and support and prayers and fasting. It was amazing to be with so many of his friends and family yesterday in the hospital who came to express their love for Eric. He gave us such a gift of a life fully lived and fully shared, and allowed us all to be a part of his last adventure here on earth. It is hard to think of life without his bright spark, but we know he is on to new adventures. We look forward to carrying on his legacy here and greeting him joyfully again someday. I love you so much, little brother!”

Eric Hill was on a personal quest to visit every country by 2016 and was documenting his experiences via social media with a documentary expected to follow.

Our thoughts go out to Hill's family and friends.