Josh Seiter, a former The Bachelorette contender, died at the age of 36. His sudden demise was announced in a message uploaded on his Instagram account.
He received recognition for his bravery in addressing our issues and his unshakeable dedication to providing consolation to countless people through their most difficult times.
Josh Seiter appeared in Season 11 of the ABC dating television program, which aired in 2015 and starred Kaitlyn Bristowe, looking for love. The exotic performer and law student from Chicago was eliminated during the first week of the competition.
The Sad News
Seiter’s family confirmed his death in a message put on his IG on Monday.
“It is with a heavy heart that we convey the heartbreaking news of Joshua’s untimely death,” the statement stated.
“As anyone who saw him understands, Joshua was a brilliant light in an exceedingly dark world. His brave voice and strong spirit let hundreds of people feel less alone during their darkest hours.”
“While Joshua’s passing breaks our hearts, we take solace in realizing that he is now at peace,” the statement said.
“We continue to pray that his spirit will continue to live on through the words and images on this page that we will leave up for the time being. We would want privacy while we accomplish this.”
Josh Seiter was a part of Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season of “The Bachelorette” in 2015 but got eliminated after only one week.
While Josh Seiter’s reason behind death was not disclosed, his family’s statement continued,
“For anyone experiencing a crisis of mental wellness who seeks help, the 988 SMS hotline offers 24/7 free as well as confidential assistance to people in distress, as well as avoidance and emergency resources.”
Josh Seiter’s Mental Health Struggles
Josh Seiter was a model as well as an adult film performer at the time of his death.
The former reality series competitor came forward as bisexual early this year. In accordance with Out Magazine, he was once engaged to an exotic male performer.
On social networking sites, the Bachelorette alum has also been candid regarding his mental health struggles.
Josh Seiter stated in July 2021 that he had previously tried suicide and suffered from bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. “But I deny to give up,” he stated in his post on Instagram.
In a posting to Instagram a year later, he was frank about the challenges he faced in his early twenties.
‘I was utterly catatonic and sent to a mental facility when I was 21. I tried suicide at the age of 22. “I had electroshock therapy when I was 23,” he wrote down under a selfie. Later that year, I mustered all of my courage and applied for law school. I completed law school and was at the top of my class at the age of 25.”
By the age of 30, I had become one of the most popular mental health activists online and one of the best creators on OF. At almost 36, my life is nearly perfect. Never, ever, ever quit up. Your narrative has yet to be written. Every chapter leads to a more satisfying conclusion. “I guarantee it.”
Josh Seiter was also candid about his sobriety achievements, posting beside a photo in June, “Here’s to 3 years and 8 months of sobriety.”
On the same day, he tweeted another happy shot, saying, “Remember to smile regardless of whether it’s the last thing on earth you want to do.” It may make or break your day.”
On Thursday, he published a selfie on IG as his very last social media post. Under it, Josh Seiter stated, “Surviving depression and anxiety a single day at a time with a smile.”