By Lizzy Buczak

Bachelor nation is mourning the loss of one of their own today.

Michael Nance, a contestant from season 8, has passed away.

“At this point it is not a suspicious death and the manner will be determined by the medical examiner,” a spokesperson for the Austin Police Department Homicide Unit in Texas told E News!

Officers were called at about 2:10am with reports of an unresponsive male.

He was announced dead at 2:54 am.

Nance competed for Emily Maynard’s love on the reality series.

After hearing the news, she tweeted:

Chris Bukowski also paid his respects writing:

“Extremely difficult learning the news of Michael Nance’s passing. He was a gentle man with a huge heart. He’ll be missed but not forgotten.”

Sean Lowe also mourned the loss writing:

“My heart breaks to hear about the passing of my friend Michael Nance. He was a sweet man with a kind soul. We all loved him on Bachelorette.”

Nance was 31.



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