Kaitlyn Bristowe Breaks Silence On Shocking Death Of ‘Bachelorette’ Contestant Clint Arlis, 34: ‘ A Tragedy’

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January 14, 2022 5:56PM EST

Katilyn Bristowe is speaking retired astir a erstwhile imaginable occurrence Clint Arlis who was a contestant connected Season 11 of ‘The Bachelorette.’

After proceeding the shocking news of former Bachelorette contestant Clint Arlis‘s death, Kaitlyn Bristowe spoke retired connected societal media to stock her feelings astir the “tragedy” of his passing. “Alright, this is an Instagram Story I did not deliberation I’d beryllium doing tonight, but Clint, who was connected my play of The Bachelorette, I’m gonna accidental tragically — helium tragically passed astatine 34 years old,” the world prima said successful a video precocious Thursday.

“I’m not definite what happened, however it happened,” she continued. “All I privation to accidental is from knowing him connected the show, adjacent though, you know, things didn’t extremity connected the champion presumption for us, from his clip connected the amusement to today, I person heard thing but unthinkable things astir that person.”

Clint Arlis Clint Arlis (ABC).

The 36-year-old continued successful the video, “From his peers, his students, his coaches, his teachers, his friends, his family. Clint was precise good respected successful his world, and it is an implicit calamity of what’s happened.” The quality of Clint’s decease was archetypal heard from a household person who coached wrestling astatine Clint’s alma mater. Clint’s sister besides past confirmed the study of his passing connected Facebook, not disclosing the origin of decease but saying details of the work would beryllium provided astatine a aboriginal date.

“This Instagram Story is virtually to conscionable accidental to anyone who knows him who mightiness travel maine that I americium truthful sorry,” Caitlyn concluded successful her video. “It’s specified a immense loss, and I’m honestly conscionable beside myself with this news.”

Kaitlyn Bristowe Kaitlyn Bristowe astatine ‘Dancing With the Stars’ amusement rehearsal, Sept. 2020 (Broadimage/Shutterstock).

Clint went aft Kaitlyn’s bosom connected the amusement — and adjacent formed a bromance with chap contestant JJ Lane — but helium was eliminated during week three. Kaitlyn ended up getting engaged to Shawn Booth at the extremity of the play though they went their abstracted ways 3 years later. She is presently engaged to Jason Tartick, another Bachelorette star, who was a contestant on Becca Kufrin‘s play successful 2018.