The Bachelorette Nation has lost one of its own; according to his sister in an emotional Facebook post, season 11 star Clint Arlis died Tuesday at age 34.
“It is with great sadness, to tell you that my family has lost my best friend and older brother Clint on the morning of January 11th,” Taylor Lulek wrote Wednesday. “Please respect our family’s privacy as we try to cope with this great loss. Details on the service will follow.”
She didn’t provide further details on her brother’s death.
Following news of Arlis’ death, season 11 winner Nick Viall — who competed against Arlis for the affection of Kaitlyn Bristowe and Britt Nilsson — remembered his costar on social media, tweeting his appreciation for the time they spent together on the show and beyond.
“I always enjoy [our] time and conversations,” Viall wrote. “A very kind, unique, and talented person who was taken from this world far too soon. RIP Clint.”
Just heard about the passing of Clint Arlis. I got a chance to get know Clint a little after our time on Kaitlyns season and I always enjoy are time and conversations. A very kind, unique, and talented person who was taken from this world far too soon. RIP Clint❤️
— Nick Viall (@viallnicholas28) January 13, 2022
After making his Bachelorette debut in 2015, Arlis was eliminated on the third week of the competition. He made a notable mark on the series thanks to his popular “bromance” with fellow contestant John “J.J.” Lane.