Michael Nance, a former contestant on “The Bachelorette,” reportedly was found dead in South Austin, Texas, early May 30. He was 31. (Photo by Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images)
Photo: Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images
Photo: Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images

Former 'Bachelorette' contestant Michael Nance dead at 31

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According to TMZ and other outlets, including The Associated Press and E! News, Austin police responded at 2:10 a.m. to a call reporting an unresponsive man, later identified as 31-year-old Nance, at the 300 block of West Mary Street, police said Tuesday. Nance was pronounced dead at 2:54 a.m.

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Nance’s girlfriend, Aseel Danan, confirmed on Instagram that Nance had died.

RIP my sweet Michael. You will forever be connected to my heart and soul. I love you always.

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Officials said the death is not considered suspicious, though it’s still under investigation. The cause and manner of death has not yet been determined. 

Nance was a contestant in Season 8 of the popular reality show, TMZ reported.

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Nance was one of several men who tried to win the affection of then-'Bachelorette' Emily Maynard. He was sent home midseason. 

Maynard wrote on Twitter that she woke up to the news of his death Tuesday morning.

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