A public outpouring of love and support has taken place following the death of former The Bachelor contestant Lex McAllister.
Tenley Molzahn took to social media both to remember McAllister and to send a message to fans.
She first tweeted, “Remembering Lex. She was vibrant! I didn’t know her well, but she was beautiful. Prayers to her family.”
Remembering Lex. She was vibrant! I didn't know her well, but she was beautiful. Prayers to her family.
— Tenley Molzahn (@TenleyMolzahn) February 16, 2016
Molzahn then posted a photo on Facebook of an inspirational quote, captioned, “Hey you! You who are hurting… You who feel crushed by life… You who doesn’t feel worth it today. I have something to tell you, you are SO WORTH IT! Please believe it,” she captioned the pic. “I might not know you, but I know God created your life & your soul for a purpose. Scream it out, you are worth it! // So sad to have learned about another life lost today. Remembering her vibrance & beauty. // If you’re struggling in believing your purpose & worth, please talk to someone. We need you here. 1.800.272.TALK.”
Molzahn joins other The Bachelor and The Bachelorette stars who have offered their condolences via social media, including Chris Soules and Trista Sutter.
So sad to hear about Lex McAllister, a bachelor family member gone too soon. Sending my thoughts and prayers to her family and friends.
— Chris Soules (@souleschris) February 17, 2016
@tristasutter such sad news…
— tammy harris (@tammyrenee81) February 17, 2016
Jake Pavelka, on whose season McAllister was a contestant, also tweeted following the news of her death.
Im so sad to hear about Alexa. Such a beautiful girl. My heart breaks for her family. Covering them in prayer during this rough time.
— Jake Pavelka (@jakepavelka1) February 17, 2016
“I’m so sad to hear about Alexa,” he wrote. “Such a beautiful girl. My heart breaks for her family. Covering them in prayer during this rough time.”
Another former contestant, Jesse Csincsak, posted a series of photos of McAllister to Facebook, writing, “It saddens me deeply to hear the news of my #friend Lex McAllister Taking her own life !! You were a beautiful person inside and out !!! You will be missed !! Until we meet again dear R.I.P gone but never forgotten !!!” [sic]
News of McAllister’s death broke Tuesday, days after she was found unresponsive in her home following a reported overdose of prescription pills. She was listed in stable condition in a hospital, but after days of organ failure, her family decided to pull her life support.