Post # 1
If you watch the Bachlorette I’m sure you’re well aware of the contestant who tragically passed away shortly after the season, Eric. Tonight was the first date episode and it was so sad to watch him talking about his life dreams and wanting a family knowing his fate just a month later 🙁
How do you think the show is handling this sensitive situation? I think they are doing the best they can give the circumstances. They dedicated the season to him and are portraying him in a positive but truthful light (I’d imagine). He seemed like such an energetic and positive guy who I’m sure is greatly missed.
Post # 2
this is of no help probably, but things like this fascinate me. like you said watching him talk about life plans with no way of knowing he’d pass shortly after. I think it’s a good reminder to people what life is about and love is at the top of the list!
Post # 3
i dont watch the show but how did he pass? so sad and i think its awesome that they’re dedicating the season to him. how thoughtful.
Post # 4
- Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN
Lily_of_the_valley: I dont watch the show, but that sounds awful for the family. I can only imagine.
Post # 5
purrrbaby: He passed away in a paragliding accident two weeks after he was eliminated from the show (I think he made it pretty far). He was very adventurous and was an explorer and journalist as a profession. His goal was to visit every country in the world.
Post # 6
Thanks for reminding me to watch! I’m very curious to see how they handle it.
Post # 7
Coastiewife: I know it was so weird and sad to hear him talk about how he basically had to get all of his crazy dangerous adventures done now before he had a Wife and children. He definitely lived his life to the fullest.
Post # 8
None of us ever know when our time is up. This is a blessing in my eyes. I am glad that he was a man who lived life with gusto. Some people are on the earth 90 odd years and never truly ‘live’.
Post # 9
Olivepepper: Yes and I bet it was a pretty cool experience traveling around on the bachlorette with new friends. And his family now has footage of the last month of his life.
Post # 10
I think they are handling it well. My friend (who always knows all the gossip/spoilers) said that apparently he caused a lot of drama but they aren’t going to show it out of respect.