Josh Seiter who participated in season 11 of ABC’s hit show The Bachelorette has died. He passed away at the age of 36. The tragic news of his demise was recently confirmed by his family members through a statement on Instagram.
For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, that Seiter appeared in Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season of The Bachelorette in the year 2015. He got eliminated from the show in the first week. Continue reading further to find out the cause behind the untimely demise of Josh Seiter.
Former ‘Bachelorette’ contestant Josh Seiter passes away at 36
Josh Seiter has left for the heavenly abode. The former Bachelorette contestant who was seen in season 11 of the reality show has unexpectedly passed away. At the time of his demise, he was 36 years old. His family announced his death on Instagram on Monday.
The statement read, “It is with an extremely heavy heart that we share the tragic news of Joshua’s unexpected passing. As all who knew him can attest, Joshua was an incredibly bright light in an increasingly dim world. His fearless voice and indomitable spirit helped thousands of people in their darkest moments feel just a little less alone.”
It further read, “Although our heartache at Joshua’s passing pains up beyond measure, we find comfort in knowing that he is finally at peace. We hope and pray that his spirit can continue to live on in the pictures and words on this page, which we will leave up for the time being. While we do that, we would kindly ask for privacy as we grieve.”
Joshua’s loved ones didn’t reveal the actual cause behind his death in the statement issued on social media. They concluded the statement by writing, “For anybody who is experiencing a mental health crisis and needs help, the 988 SMS lifeline provides 24/7 free and confidential support for people in distress, as well as prevention and crisis resources.”
Joshua Seiter had always been open about his mental health struggles on social media
Yeah, you read that right. Joshua had been open about his struggles with mental health. Earlier this month on August 24, he posted a smiling picture of himself on his Instagram feed. The caption of the post read, “Surviving depression and anxiety one day at a time with a smile.”
In July 2021, the reality TV star shared an Instagram post where he shed some light on his mental health struggles. At that time, he wrote, “I’m Josh Seiter, and I’m a suicide attempt survivor. I battle OCD, Bipolar Depression, and GAD but I refuse to give up. What did you survive?”
Before his sudden passing, Josh worked as a model and an adult movie star. This year, he came out as a bisexual. As per a report by Out Magazine, he was previously engaged to an exotic male dancer.
If you are someone or you know someone having suicidal thoughts, then you can get some help by contacting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or you can pay a visit to SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources.