The Bachelor nation is grieving for the loss of Lex McAllister. Take a look at her life remembered with these pics.
RadarOnline.com first reported that McAllister passed away after attempting to take her own life. The 31-year-old was discovered following a pill overdose on Saturday, and taken to a local Ohio hospital, family members confirmed to RadarOnline.com. After her organs began to fail, her loved ones decided to take her off life support.
McAllister joined The Bachelor nation on the 14th season competing for Jake Pavelka's love.
According to her Facebook page, McAllister lived in Columbus, Ohio and worked as the VP of Strategy and Business Development Romine CPAs & Associated.
"I would like to express my sincere condolences," her former costar Vienna Gerardi said in a statement to RadarOnline.com. "My heart goes out to Lex's family during this difficult time. I remember her being such a positive young lady who could light up the room."
In her last Instagram post, McAllister shared a tribute to her best friend. "Happy Birthday my longest running bestie," she wrote. "Our story began like most great stories: I hit you in the face with a baseball...love you. #bestiesforlife #birthdaygirl #30something #buddies"
McAllister filled her social media pages with pictures of her family and friends.
"We are both from Ohio," her friend Jesse Csincsak told RadarOnline.com. "We were all pretty close back in the day. Lex always stayed at my parents' home for different events. She's been out to Colorado and met wife. It's so sad."
"It saddens me deeply to hear the news of my #friend Lex McAllister Taking her own life !!" he wrote on Facebook. "You were a beautiful person inside and out !!! You will be missed !! Until we meet again dear R.I.P gone but never forgotten !!!"
Family and friends have been rallying around those closest to McAllister, sharing their support and prayers during this hard time. "Prayers to my dear friends on their loss.." one friend said. "There are never easy answers to questions that are asked by our savior.. Prayers.."
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, McAllister's passing marks the second death to shake the cast of Pavelka's season. Gia Allemand took her own life in August 2013 following a fight with her boyfriend.