• Police were called to a residence in Texas at 2.10am; Nance was pronounced dead soon after
  • He appeared in season eight of the Bachelorette back in 2012
  • Maynard and Sean Lowe among those to share condolences on Twitter

Michael Nance, a reality TV contestant who appeared in Emily Maynard’s season of The Bachelorette, has been found dead at 31. 

Police were called to a residence in Texas at 2.10am to check on an unresponsive male, according to TMZ

He was pronounced dead soon after. 

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Tragedy: Michael Nance, a reality TV contestant who appeared in Emily Maynard's season of The Bachelorette in 2012, has been found dead at 31

Tragedy: Michael Nance, a reality TV contestant who appeared in Emily Maynard’s season of The Bachelorette in 2012, has been found dead at 31

Tribute: Former Bachelorette Emily took to Twitter on Tuesday morning after learning of Michael's death 

Tribute: Former Bachelorette Emily took to Twitter on Tuesday morning after learning of Michael’s death 

The Austin PD told TMZ the death is not suspicious, but the exact cause of death will be determined by a medical examiner. 

Emily, who starred as The Bachelorette in 2012, took to Twitter after learning of his death, writing on Tuesday: ‘So sad waking up to the news about Michael Nance.

‘Such a kind heart with so much talent. Sending prayers and love to his family and friends. ‘ 

 Details emerging: The Austin PD told TMZ the death is not suspicious, but the exact cause of death will be determined by a medical examiner

 Details emerging: The Austin PD told TMZ the death is not suspicious, but the exact cause of death will be determined by a medical examiner

Will be missed: Sean Lowe shared his condolences on Twitter, writing that Michael 'was a sweet man with a kind soul'

Will be missed: Sean Lowe shared his condolences on Twitter, writing that Michael ‘was a sweet man with a kind soul’

Michael appeared on season eight of the Bachelorette, where he fought for the heart of Miss Maynard with 25 other men. He made it to the fourth episode, tying for 11th place.

The Austin, Texas native worked as a rehabilitation counselor and had a thriving side-career as a musician, passionate about sharing art with others.

He was an alumnus of Texas A&M, graduating in 2009 with a degree in biomedical science. 

After her heart! Michael appeared on season eight of the Bacherlorette, where he fought for the heart of Emily with 25 other men

After her heart! Michael appeared on season eight of the Bacherlorette, where he fought for the heart of Emily with 25 other men

Gentle soul: The Austin, Texas native worked as a rehab counselor and also had a popular music following, with one of his Bachelorette castmates describing him as 'a gentle giant.' Above you can see the musician-counselor in a photo from his Instagram

Gentle soul: The Austin, Texas native worked as a rehab counselor and also had a popular music following, with one of his Bachelorette castmates describing him as ‘a gentle giant.’ Above you can see the musician-counselor in a photo from his Instagram

Many members of the Bachelor Nation expressed their grief online, sharing their condolences with Michael’s family and loved ones.

Sean Lowe (who placed third in Emily’s season, and was later season 17’s Bachelor) wrote, ‘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 The Bachelorette.’ 

Fellow cast member Tony Pieper recalled Michael’s creativity, telling E! News, ‘My fondest memories of Michael were when he would sing and play guitar in the Bachelorette house.’

In loving memory: Nance was a beloved son, friend, musician, and longtime companion of pup Mia, seen above

In loving memory: Nance was a beloved son, friend, musician, and longtime companion of pup Mia, seen above

He described the Texas native as infectiously positive, saying, ‘You could tell that was his happy and joyous place.

‘He had such a big heart and was such a genuine guy. We lost a good one in Michael. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. RIP, buddy.’

Fellow cast member Kalon McMahon added, ‘He was one of the nicest and most genuine guys in the house.

‘We kept in touch after the show and I’m just really sad. His music was amazing. He was amazing. He was a gentle giant.’

'Lovable': Many members of the Bachelor Nation had warm memories of the Texan, with many talking about his 'big heart' and kind spirit. Above is a picture from his Instagram

‘Lovable’: Many members of the Bachelor Nation had warm memories of the Texan, with many talking about his ‘big heart’ and kind spirit. Above is a picture from his Instagram






Courtesy: Daily Mail Online

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