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Eric Hill, ‘Bachelorette’ Contestant Dies: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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One of the new contestants on the Bachelorette 2014 has had a terrible accident and tragically has passed away. Read on for the sad facts on the beautiful Eric Hill.


1. A Paragliding Accident First Left Him in a Coma

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Eric Hill loved adventure, but his latest one has turned tragic. The Daily Mail previously reported that:

Eric Hill, an intrepid 32-year-old on a personal quest to see every UN recognized country on Earth, slammed into a Utah mountainside after a parachute malfunctioned in high turbulence … His injuries were grievous and authorities say he suffered serious head trauma despite having worn all the proper safety gear including a helmet.

Unified Fire Authority Battalion Chief Brian Anderton told KUTV:

He experienced a partial parachute collapse, which swung him into the mountainside with some velocity. It doesn’t seem like he fell an extremely long distance, but the velocity that he went into the hillside was enough to cause some trauma.

The accident left Hill in a coma, before he passed away today.

PHOTOS: Eric Jonathan Hill – ‘Bachelorette’ Contestant 2014

Eric Hill is one of the 2014 "Bachelorette" contestants. Recently, he was in a paragliding accident, and has sadly passed away. Here are his best Facebook pics.

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2. His Sister Put Up the News of His Death on Facebook

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Hill’s sister posted the above message prior to her brother’s death in hopes of his recover. Unfortunately, Hill took a turn for the worst and his sister Karen Tracy updated followers with this sad news:

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It’s truly heart-breaking, especially since the accident happened on Easter Sunday.


3. Eric Jonathan Hill Was a Hero

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Eric Jonathan Hill was a philanthropist, above many things. He believed in the greater good of the world, having said:

As early as kindergarten I remember wanting to see every country in the world … If the locals eat it, I eat it. If I can leave a little piece of me behind, then I know I helped that community grow.

Reportedly, Hill was always looking for ways to give back, teaching at schools in small villages, helping out with daily tasks, and just lending a hand to those who may be in need.


4. He’s The Host of “GO With Eric, The Global Odyssey”

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Buzzfeed.com gives some detail on Hill’s mission with The Global Odyssey: Finding Awesome in Every Country project.

Eric is a native to California, an adventurer, extreme sports enthusiast, and world traveler “seeking to find awesome in every country”. The Biology graduate is on a mission to travel to all 195 UN-recognized countries in world record time (1200 days). Starting his project in February of 2013; ‘The Global Odyssey’ also known as ‘GO with Eric’ has taken him across the Globe to well over 50 countries in his first year of traveling … The goal for the project is to know each culture on a personal level and find the beauty this world has to offer.

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5. Hill Gets the First One-On-One Date on This Season’s The Bachelorette

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In competing for the love of Bachelorette Andi Dorfman, Eric Hill gets the first one-on-one date of the upcoming season, though he doesn’t make it to the end.

Bachelorette host Chris Harrison appeared on The View today as a co-host and opened up about Hill’s tragedy, requesting prayers from viewers.

Karen Tracy’s post about her brother’s passing was posted a half hour before Harrison appeared on The View this morning.


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PHOTOS: Eric Jonathan Hill – ‘Bachelorette’ Contestant 2014

Eric Hill is one of the 2014 "Bachelorette" contestants. Recently, he was in a paragliding accident, and has sadly passed away. Here are his best Facebook pics.

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