From People.com : The Bachelor contestant, who competed for Jake Pavelka's heart on season 14 of the reality show, was taken to University Hospital in New Orleans "following a serious emergency medical event" on Monday night, ABC said in a statement on Tuesday.

She died Wednesday, according to a hospital source. Gia's costar Wes Hayden, who was here at 97.3 the Dawg for 'Live in the Lobby' earlier this year, sent this message out on his Facebook page : 'I will miss you Gia, you were an awesome woman and I thank God I got to be part of your life if only for a little while xoox' Gia's boyfriend was NBA player and New Orleans Pelican Ryan Anderson.

UPDATE from People.com : Gia Allemand died of an apparent suicide.

She was found Monday night in her New Orleans home by her boyfriend, NBA player Ryan Anderson of the Pelicans, her family says in a statement.

Anderson called 911 and Allemand was transported to the hospital, where she was in critical condition on life support.

"Due to a critical loss of brain and organ function, life support was withdrawn" on Wednesday, the family statement says. "Ms. Allemand passed away peacefully with her mother, boyfriend, and other lifelong friends by her side. As a practicing Christian, Gia did receive the sacrament of last rites."

According to TMZ - Gia Allemand hung herself.