Clint Arlis, a Bachelorette contestant in Season 11 which aired in 2015, has died at the age of 34.
Arlis, a native of Illinois, passed away at his residence on January 11, 2022.
No cause of death has been announced.
Foul play is not suspected, but the death is under investigation.
His sister Taylor Lulek announced the sad news on Facebook with a childhood photo of herself with her brothers Clint and Logan.
“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.”
Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe’s Reaction
Kaitlyn Bristowe was the Bachelorette during Arlis’s season.
Though she did not select him or end the show on particularly good terms with him, she did share her condolences.
“All I want to say is from knowing him on the show, even though, you know, things didn’t end on the best terms for us, from his time on the show to today, I have heard nothing but incredible things about that person. From his peers, his students, his coaches, his teachers, his friends, his family. Clint was very well respected in his world, and it is an absolute tragedy of what’s happened.”
Fellow Contestant Nick Viall Penned His Thoughts
Viall and Arlis had one of the more infamous bromances on the show.
As expected Viall was also shocked and saddened by the news, calling Arlis “a very kind, unique, and talented person.”
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
Arlis Was An Architectural Engineer
Clint Arlis graduated with a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering and Architecture from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2010.
He was also an avid wrestler during his high school years.
On behalf of all of us in the Batavia Wrestling Family, we send our deepest and most sincere condolences to the Arlis Family during this period unimaginable heartbreak and grief.
To the Arlis Family, we loved Clint. We love you.
— Batavia Wrestling – Coach Bayer (@BataviaWrestler) January 13, 2022
Scott Bayer, Arlis’s high school wrestling coach tweeted his thoughts.
“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.”
Rest In Peace Clint Arlis!