‘Bachelorette’ Alum Clint Arlis Dead: Kaitlyn Bristowe’s Ex Dies At 34

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January 13, 2022 8:55PM EST

Bachelor Nation is shedding tears tonight, arsenic it’s been revealed that ‘Bachelorette’ contestant Clint Arlis has died.

Bachelorette contestant Clint Arlis is dead, according to a household person who coached wrestling astatine his alma mater — Illinois’ Batavia High School. Clint competed connected Kaitlyn Bristowe’s play of the world show, and his decease astatine property 34 was confirmed connected Twitter connected January 12.

“It is with a dense bosom and a consciousness of profound nonaccomplishment that we denote the decease of 1 of the Batavia Wrestling Program’s All-Time greats, 2005 graduate, Clint Arlis,” Coach Bayer wrote. “Clint was the beloved lad of Coach Tom Arlis and his wife, Jamie, protective, loving older member of his sister, Taylor, and the boyhood idol and champion person of his kid brother, Coach Logan Arlis.”

“I person travel to cognize Clint implicit the years since I joined Tom’s coaching unit and Batavia Wrestling Family successful the precocious autumn of 2005, aft his graduation. I person recovered him to beryllium extraordinarily devoted to his household and profoundly committed to the athletics [of] wrestling astatine a level fewer of america ever scope successful our careers,” helium continued. “While pursuing his vocation successful architecture, he’s ever made a precedence of coming backmost to our (his) wrestling country and generously giving backmost to our kids. He was a talented creator with a crisp wit, a sardonic consciousness of wit and palpable authenticity.”

It is with a dense bosom and a consciousness of profound nonaccomplishment that we denote the decease of 1 of the Batavia Wrestling Program's All-Time greats, 2005 graduate, Clint Arlis (pictured left). 1/10 pic.twitter.com/8wlheLtq0P

— Batavia Wrestling – Coach Bayer (@BataviaWrestler) January 13, 2022

And then, Bayer concluded his announcement with a connection to Clint’s family: “His legacies arsenic a fierce competitor, tireless worker, a caring power to younger Batavia wrestlers, a devoted person and a loving lad and member volition resonate acold beyond his days successful our presence. On behalf of each of america successful the Batavia Wrestling Family, we nonstop our deepest and astir sincere condolences to the Arlis Family during this play [of] unimaginable heartbreak and grief. To the Arlis Family, we loved Clint. We emotion you.”

Following Clint’s passing, Bachelor franchise prima Nick Viall besides took to Twitter to wage tribute to Clint, who helium described arsenic a “very kind, unique, and talented person”.

Just heard astir the passing of Clint Arlis. I got a accidental to get cognize Clint a small aft our clip connected Kaitlyns play and I ever bask are clip and conversations. A precise kind, unique, and talented idiosyncratic who was taken from this satellite acold excessively soon. RIP Clint❤️

— Nick Viall (@viallnicholas28) January 13, 2022

Clint vied for Kaitlyn’s bosom connected Season 11 of the ABC series, which aired successful 2015. He and JJ Lane developed a bromance connected the amusement earlier Clint was eliminated during week three.