Bachelorette Alum Clint Arlis Lifeless at 34, Nick Viall Pays Tribute: ‘Taken Far Too Quickly’


Bachelor Nation is mourning the demise of Bachelorette contestant Clint Arlis. He was 34.

The architectural engineer’s demise was introduced Thursday on Twitter by his highschool wrestling coach Scott Bayer of Batavia, Illinois, who shared some recollections of the Batavia Excessive Faculty alum and his time on the staff and touched on his skilled wrestling profession.

“It’s with a heavy coronary heart and a way of profound loss that we announce the demise of one of many Batavia Wrestling Program’s All-Time greats, 2005 graduate, Clint Arlis,” Bayer wrote. “Clint was the beloved son of Coach Tom Arlis and his spouse, Jamie, protecting, loving older brother of his sister, Taylor, and the boyhood idol and finest buddy of his child brother, Coach Logan Arlis.

“I’ve come to know Clint through the years since I joined Tom’s teaching workers and the Batavia Wrestling Household within the late fall of 2005, after his commencement. I’ve discovered him to be terribly dedicated to his household and deeply dedicated to the game wrestling at a degree few of us have ever attain[ed] in our careers.”

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Bayer added: “His legacies as a fierce competitor, tireless employee, a caring affect to youthful Batavia wrestlers, a faithful buddy and a loving son and brother will resonate far past his days in our presence.”

Nick Viall additionally eulogized his fellow Bachelorette season 11 alum, with whom he developed a friendship after they fought for Kaitlyn Bristowe’s coronary heart on the present again in 2015.

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“Simply heard in regards to the passing of Clint Arlis. I received an opportunity to get know Clint just a little after our time on Kaitlyns season and I all the time get pleasure from are [sic] time and conversations,” Viall, 41, penned. “A really form, distinctive, and proficient one who was taken from this world far too quickly. RIP Clint.”

Though Arlis was eradicated from The Bachelorette within the third week, he developed a bromance on the present with fellow contestant JJ Lane.

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Arlis studied structure, in addition to civil and environmental engineering on the College of Illinois, the place he acquired his bachelor’s and grasp’s levels. He is since labored as a venture supervisor at Lendlease and volunteered as a mentor to Chicago college youngsters.