“Bachelorette” Contestant Eric Hill Passes Away

In all my years covering this show, I’ve never really had to deal with something quite like this. None of us have. For those who weren’t directed over here today from Twitter or Facebook, contestant Eric Hill, who was in a terrible paragliding accident on Easter Sunday, passed away last night in a Utah hospital, this according to his sister Karen, who took to her Facebook page this morning to share the horrible news. I’m not going to begin to pretend I know anything about who this guy is, because I don’t know anything more than what is out there on a basic internet search, but you can see for yourself this is definitely a guy who lived life to its fullest. Before he passed yesterday, not only had Eric gone to film the “Bachelorette” in March & April, but he also was in the middle of starring in his own documentary (“The Global Odyssey”) where he planned on visiting all 195 U.N. recognized countries by 2016, which he … Continue reading

“Bachelorette” Contestant Eric Hill in Critical Condition and Pictures from Josh’s Hometown Date

We’re almost done with hometown dates. Nick, Chris, and Josh’s hometowns already filmed, with Marcus’ happening today in Dallas. But obviously if you read my tweets yesterday, that’s certainly not the most noteworthy news happening within this franchise. Contestant Eric Hill, who got the first 1-on-1 date of the season, was severely injured in a paragliding accident this past Sunday and is currently in critical condition in a Utah hospital. Thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family for this terrible incident. Definitely puts a damper on things since the show is still filming, yet Eric has already been eliminated and ABC has yet to even release this season’s cast. So for those who asked on Twitter, no, this accident did not happen during the filming of this show. Eric has already been eliminated. Obviously his health is first and foremost of importance, but this definitely brings up a situation the show has never faced before, and that’s a cast member seriously injured before the show even … Continue reading