News broke last night that “Bachelor” star Gia Allemand took her own life.

Now her boyfriend, New Orleans Pelicans player Ryan Anderson, has issued a statement in light of the tragic loss, “People” reports.

“I’m deeply grateful for all the love and support we have received from family, friends and fans,” he said. “Gia was the most beautiful person I knew inside and out and she always smiled and made everyone else around her smile.”

Anderson stayed by Allemand’s side, along with her mother, at the New Orleans hospital where she was brought in critical condition. After her death Wednesday, he remembered the life of his late girlfriend.

“She had such an amazing impact on my life and anyone that knew her was blessed,” he added. “All I have left is to cherish those memories we made together and help perpetuate the many values, faith and love that we shared.”

Details on Allemand’s funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.

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