Gia Allemand Suicide: Bachelor Star's Funeral to Be Held Next Week in Queens

Celebrity News Aug. 15, 2013 AT 7:30PM
Gia Allemand's funeral will be held next week in her hometown in NYC Gia Allemand's funeral will be held next week in her hometown of Queens, N.Y. Credit: Rodney Itier/WireImage

A funeral for Bachelor star Gia Allemand is already in the works, a rep for the reality star confirms to Us Weekly, and will be held sometime next week. The beloved reality star will be laid to rest at the Papavero Funeral Home in her hometown of Queens, N.Y. on an as-yet-undetermined date. 

On Thursday, Aug. 15, a recording of a 911 call made on Monday, Aug. 12 obtained by TMZ revealed the reality star's heartbreaking last moments. In the recording, someone (presumably Allemand's boyfriend, New Orleans Pelican NBA player Ryan Anderson) is heard relaying CPR instructions to a third party.

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"Keep going until the paramedics come," the male voice says calmly. "Keep going. Keep going. Stay calm. Keep going."

Allemand, 29, died of an apparent suicide two days later, on Wednesday, Aug. 14, after being taken off life support at a New Orleans hospital. Friends of the reality star told the New York Post that the stunning model had long suffered depression -- possibly stemming from troubles in her relationship with Anderson, 25.

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A source tells Us that Allemand, who had been living with Anderson, had been looking to relocate to NYC to look for a job.

The basketball player released a statement immediately following Allemand's death, calling her "the most beautiful person."

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"Gia was the most beautiful person I knew inside and out, and she always smiled and made everyone else around her smile," the athlete told Us in a statement. "She had such an amazing impact on my life and anyone that knew her was blessed."

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