Eric Hill, a contestant on Andi Dorfman's upcoming season of The Bachelorette, died Wednesday after his parachute collapsed while paragliding in Utah over the weekend. He was 31.
"Eric shared his final journey with us this morning as all his immediate family were able to be at his side when he passed away," his sister Karen Tracy posted on Facebook.
The accident occurred on Sunday and he had been in a coma, his family said.
"He gave us such a gift of a life fully lived and fully shared, and allowed us all to be a part of his last adventure here on earth," his sister wrote. "It is hard to think of life without his bright spark, but we know he is on to new adventures. We look forward to carrying on his legacy here and greeting him joyfully again someday. I love you so much, little brother!"
This week on PEOPLE.com was all about love and romance – promises made, promises broken and the promise of a second chance.
That's one way to get the last laugh!
New Bachelorette Andi Dorfman delivers one final blow to former flame Juan Pablo Galavis in the first poster to promote her season of the ABC show.
"She's looking for the right Juan," the promo for the hit reality series reads, but "Juan" is crossed out in red and replaced with the word "one."
Tough-talking Andi Dorfman is sure to take a no-nonsense approach to finding love as the new Bachelorette – and PEOPLE has the exclusive first look at her official photo.
"I am incredibly excited to be the Bachelorette. Never did I think this would happen to me!" Dorfman, 26, tells PEOPLE.
"I am looking forward to traveling the world and going on amazing dates with amazing men. And hopefully, one of them ends up being the love of my life."
As Bachelor fans wait to see whether Juan Pablo Galavis chooses Nikki or Clare on Monday's Final Rose episode, at least one contestant has already moved on after being dumped by the Venezuelan hottie.
Single mom Renee Oteri, 32, who Galavis said goodbye to after their hometown date, is engaged to Bracy Maynard, a guy she's known since she was 12. But she's not the only former contestant to find love off-camera.
While newly engaged former Bachelorette Emily Maynard is hoping that the fourth time is the charm, and two-time contestant Kacie Boguskie is engaged, these former contestants have also found their happily ever after.
Wedding bells will soon ring for Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried!
The happy couple celebrated their upcoming nuptials with dinner and dancing Saturday night at DeLille Cellars in Woodinville, Wash.
"It was so much fun," the former Bachelorette, 27, tells PEOPLE. "It's really nice to sit back and be with friends and family and think about why you're getting married and celebrate that love. Chris and I both couldn't stop smiling."
At the party, produced by Jocelyn Cates for Capstory.me, guests like Jason and Molly Mesnick dined on crab pot pie and wild mushroom and kale bread pudding and sipped on wine and local beers.
Trista Sutter may seem to many like one lucky lady, but before meeting her hubby Ryan, the former Bachelorette star says she had many dark days in the romance department.
Valentine's Day is just days away, so it's okay if you were picking up a last-minute gift for a special someone instead of, say, ogling a photo of Mariah Carey.
So let the belated ogling commence – here's what you missed this weekend:
5. And the Newest Member of the Hollywood Pixie Club Is ...In our dreams, the likes of Jennifer Lawrence and Pamela Anderson held a top-secret ceremony to inaugurate their latest hair twin: Julianne Hough! Hough, who's known to experiment with extensions, showed off her chop when she stepped out in Beverly Hills on Saturday.
Check out her new look!