“Bachelorette” contestant Josh Seiter, who has been open and honest about his mental health issues, has passed away.
The Seth family released a statement on Monday saying: “It is with extremely heavy hearts that we share the tragic news of Joshua’s unexpected death. As those who knew him can attest, Joshua was an incredibly bright light in a dark world.” Light.”
They continued: “His fearless voice and indomitable spirit have helped thousands of people feel less alone in their darkest hours. As much as we are saddened by Joshua’s passing, we know he has finally found It’s a comfort to us that we’re safe.”
The statement did not disclose the cause of Joshua’s death, but did provide a phone number for people who may be going through a mental health crisis to call.
Josh, who always talks about his mental health issues in his posts, posted a photo of himself smiling just four days ago, with the caption: ‘Overcoming depression and anxiety with a smile every day.’
He has been very open and honest about his struggles over the years, once writing on social media: “I am Josh Setter, a suicide attempt survivor. I have struggled with OCD, bipolar disorder and generalized anxiety I struggled with the disease, but I refused to give up. How did you survive?
Josh appeared on Kaitlyn Bristowe’s 2015 season of The Bachelorette and retired in the first week.