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05/30/2017 03:20 pm ET

Former 'Bachelorette' Contestant Michael Nance Dead At 31

Nance appeared on Season 8 of "The Bachelorette" with Emily Maynard.
Michael Nance appeared on the eighth season of "The Bachelorette" with Emily Maynard. 
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Michael Nance appeared on the eighth season of "The Bachelorette" with Emily Maynard. 

Michael Nance, a former contestant on “The Bachelorette,” has died. He was 31. 

A representative for the Austin Police Department confirmed the news to TMZ, telling the outlet they received a call around 2 a.m. on Monday. Nance was unresponsive when police arrived at the scene. He was pronounced dead shortly after. 

A cause of death has not been released, People reports, though the outlet notes it does not seem to be the result of foul play. A spokes An autopsy was performed Tuesday but it may take weeks to get results from toxicology reports.

In his “Bachelorette” introduction video, Nance, who was a musician, revealed he struggled with an addiction to prescription pain meds in the past. 

Nance appeared on Season 8 of “The Bachelorette,” which featured Emily Maynard. Upon hearing the news, Maynard took to Twitter to express her condolences. 

Other members of “Bachelor” Nation, such as Sean Lowe and Chris Bukowski, also expressed their grief on Twitter. 

ABC has yet to release a statement addressing the sad news, but we have reached out and will update this post accordingly. 

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