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Bachelorette’ Alum Clint Arlis Found Dead

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Clint Arlis, a former contestant on the television show, Bachelorette, has passed away.  The announcement of Clint’s death was made by his sister, Taylor Lulek.  Clint was just 34-years-old at the time of his death.

Taylor took to Facebook to reveal the bad news, stating, “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.  Please respect our family’s privacy as we try to cope with this great loss.”

What is the Cause of Death?

Taylor hinted that she might provide details about the final days of her brother’s life at some point in the future.  She also mentioned the details pertaining to his service will be provided in the days ahead.  However, Taylor did not provide any indication as to the cause of death.  

Clint appeared on the Bachelorette season highlighted by Kaitlyn Bristowe.  He is best known for his mantra of “Villains gotta vil.”  Nick Viall, Clint’s former co-star, chimed in on his death, describing the Bachelorette contestant as a “talented, very kind, and unique” individual.  

Viall went on to state, “Just heard about the passing of Clint Arlis.  I got a chance to get to know Clint a little after our time on Kaitlyn’s season and I always enjoy our time and conversations.”  Viall ended his comments by stating Clint was taken from the world “…far too soon.”

Clint’s Wrestling Coach Pays Tribute

Scott Bayer, Clint’s high school wrestling coach, took to social media, tweeting the following about the former wrestler’s death: “It is with a heavy heart and a sense of profound loss that we announce the death of one of the Batavia Wrestling Program’s All-Time greats.  He was [a] talented artist with a sharp wit, a sardonic sense of humor and palpable authenticity.”

Bayer also made a note of how Clint’s “heartfelt” speech that he dedicated to his father during his retirement party made the wrestling coach proud to know both individuals.

Clint Will Be Remembered for his Appearance on the Bachelorette

Clint appeared on season 11 of the popular dating show.  Though he was eliminated in the third week of the program that aired in 2015, he made a lasting impression on fellow contestants and viewers.  It is particularly interesting to note Clint maintained a low profile after his appearance on the program.  He even went as far as deleting his social media accounts when he could have continued using those platforms to generate goodwill with his fans and establish additional relationships with entertainment industry power brokers.  

Bristowe provided some praise for Clint on social media after learning of his death, pointing to the fact that he remained civil and kind despite the fact that he did not win her affection on the show.  She went on to state she doesn’t know much about the death and “…it’s none of my business.”  

Bristowe also expressed her sorrow, stating the death is a “huge loss” and she is “…beside myself with this news.”  She also extended an olive branch to the Arlis family insisting she would be happy to help in any way.

Clint will also be remembered for his friendship with fellow Bachelorette contestant, JJ Lane.  The two established a “bromance” during the series that ultimately stood the test of time.  

A Life Well-Lived

Those who have paid tribute to Clint insist he was a warm and loving person.  His wrestling coach, Bayer, went to great lengths to describe him as “beloved” and pointed to how his father, Tom Arlis and his spouse, Jamie, were also loving individuals who cared deeply for Clint.  Bayer and others poured out support for the Arlis family. Clint was an architectural engineer who was both a loving and protective older sibling to Taylor, his younger sister, and a boyhood idol to his younger brother, Logan.

Some of the tributes also touched on the fact that Clint was a talented artist with wit, a lighthearted sense of humor, and the type of genuine social graces you rarely find.  Plenty of the individuals who wrote about Clint’s life on social media referred to the speech he made during his father’s retirement celebration that ultimately made everyone in the family’s social circle that much happier to know both of them.

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