Reality star Josh Seiter, best known for competing on season 11 of “The Bachelorette,” has died at the age of 36, according to reports.
“It is with an extremely heavy heart that we share the tragic news of Joshua’s unexpected passing,” a post on his official Instagram page stated.
“As all who knew him can attest, Joshua was an incredibly bright light in an increasingly dim world.”
The post added:
“Although our heartache at Joshua’s passing pains us beyond measure, we find comfort in knowing that he is finally at peace.”
There has been no cause of death provided.
The statement said:
“For anybody who is experiencing a mental health crisis and needs help, the 988 SMS Lifeline provides 24/7 free and confidential support for people in distress, as well as prevention and crisis resources.”
“His fearless voice and indomitable spirit helped thousands of people in their darkest moments feel just a little less alone,” the post said.
“We hope and pray that his spirit can continue to live on in the pictures and words on this page, which we will leave up for the time being.”
Josh Seiter struggled with mental health and also shared a post celebrating three years and eight months of sobriety, Fox News reported.
In July, Seiter shared with his Instagram fans:
“When I was 21, I was completely catatonic and committed to a psychiatric ward. When I was 22, I tried taking my own life. At 23, I underwent electroshock therapy. Later that year, I harnessed every bit of strength I had and applied to law school.”
“At 25, I graduated law school top of my class. By 30, I became one of the most followed mental health advocates online and one of the top creators on OF. At almost 36, life is pretty dang near perfect. Never, ever give up. Your story isn’t written yet. Every chapter is leading to a more perfect ending. I promise.”