FORMER Bachelorette contestant Clint Arlis has died, according to his sister Taylor Lulek.
He was 34 years old at the time of his death.
Who was Clint Arlis?
Arlis, 34, was born and raised in Batavia, New York.
Following his graduation in late fall 2005, he joined his father’s coaching staff and the Batavia Wrestling Family.
Arlis earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Illinois, where he studied architecture as well as civil and environmental engineering.
Since then, he worked at Lendlease as a project manager and served as a mentor to Chicago students, per People.
When was Clint Arlis on The Bachelorette?
Arlis competed on the 11th season of The Bachelorette, during Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season in 2015.
During this season, Arlis was known for saying the phrase “villains gotta vill.”
He was eliminated from the competition in week three.
Later, at the Men Tell All, the architectural engineer apologized for his arc on the show, explaining that his and co-star JJ Lane’s villain humor was “tongue [in] cheek.”
Clint has kept a low profile and appears to have erased his social media accounts in the years since Season 11 aired.
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How did Clint Arlis die?
Arlis’ cause of death is currently unknown.
“It is with great sadness, to tell you that my family has lost my best friend and older brother Clint on the morning of January 11th,” wrote his sister on Facebook. “Please respect our family’s privacy as we try to cope with this great loss.”
His death was announced in a tweet from his high school wrestling coach, Scott Bayer, on January 13, 2022, and read: “It is with a heavy heart and a sense of profound loss that we announce the death of one of the Batavia Wrestling Program’s All-Time greats, 2005 graduate, Clint Arlis.”
Despite his villain arc on The Bachelorette, Arlis is remembered as a “very kind, unique, and talented person” by co-star Nick Viall.