A Bachelor Nation member has passed away.
On Memorial Day, word spread of the death of Michael Nance, a contestant from Emily Maynard’s season of The Bachelorette.
A representative for the Austin Police Department tells PEOPLE the precinct received a 911 call shortly after 2 p.m. on Monday and arrived at the scene to find Michael unresponsive. He was then rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Sean Lowe, who competed alongside Michael back in Season 8, was the first to tweet the sad news on Memorial Day.
My heart breaks to hear about the passing of my friend Michael Nance. He was a sweet man with a kind soul. We all loved him on Bachelorette.
— Sean Lowe (@SeanLowe09) May 30, 2017
Emily Maynard also posted a message on Twitter.
So sad waking up to the news about Michael Nance. Such a kind heart with so much talent. Sending prayers and love to his family and friends.
— Emily MaynardJohnson (@EmilyMaynard) May 30, 2017
I will always remember my friend Micheal Nance for his kind and fragile soul. Addiction is a terrible disease, may he finally find peace.
— Arie Luyendyk Jr. (@ariejr) May 30, 2017
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