Shock for fans as reality TV star dies age 34

THE Bachelorette star Clint Arlis has died at the age of 34 as Kaitlyn Bristowe’s ex is remembered by his friends and family as “caring and fierce.”

Clint’s death was announced on Twitter and read: “It is with a heavy heart and a sense of profound loss that we announce the death of one of the Batavia Wrestling Program’s All-Time greats, 2005 graduate, Clint Arlis.”

The tweet continued: “Clint was the beloved son of Coach Tom Arlis and his wife, Jamie, protective, loving older brother of his sister, Taylor, and the boyhood idol and best friend of his kid brother, Coach Logan Arlis.

“Clint was among the very first kids to come through what became the Batavia Pinners/The Batavia Wrestling Club when Tom, Brian Drendel and others started it back in the 90s. Many other Batavia Wrestlers have followed in his footsteps.

“He was a talented artist with a sharp wit, a sardonic sense of humor and palpable authenticity.

“The heartfelt speech he dedicated to his dad at his retirement celebration made me proud to know both of them.”

The thread added: “His legacies as a fierce competitor, tireless worker, a caring influence to younger Batavia wrestlers, a devoted friend and a loving son and brother will resonate far beyond his days in our presence.”

The statement concluded: “On behalf of all of us in the Batavia Wrestling Family, we send our deepest and most sincere condolences to the Arlis Family during this period of unimaginable heartbreak and grief.”

The Batavia native was a former contestant on the ABC reality competition program.

The cause of Clint’s death is not yet known.

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