Tributes Paid to 'The Bachelorette' Contestant Clint Arlis After His Death at 34

Tributes have been paid to Clint Arlis, a former contestant The Bachelorette, after he passed away at the age of 34.

In a post shared on Facebook on Wednesday, Arlis' sister, Taylor Lulek, revealed that the erstwhile reality TV star had passed away on Monday.

While she didn't reveal a cause of death, Lulek said that details regarding the late architectural engineer's funeral service are to come.

Sharing a photo of herself and Arlis as children, Lulek wrote: "It is with great sadness, to tell you that my family has lost my best friend and older brother Clint on the morning of January 11th. Please respect our family's privacy as we try to cope with this great loss."

The Bachelor star Nick Viall was among those who shared tributes on social media, as the news circulated about Arlis, who was among the men vying to win over Kaitlyn Bristowe during the 11th season of The Bachelorette in 2015.

Taking to Twitter, TV personality Viall wrote: "Just heard about the passing of Clint Arlis. I got a chance to get know Clint a little after our time on [Kaitlyn's] season and I always enjoy [our] time and conversations. A very kind, unique, and talented person who was taken from this world far too soon. RIP Clint."

Former "The Bachelorette" contestant Clint Arlis dies
Clint Arlis, a former contestant on "The Bachelorette," has passed away at the age of 34. His death was announced by his sister on Facebook. A cause of death has not been publicly revealed. The Bachelorette/ABC

A tweet from Arlis' alma mater the University of Illinois' wrestling team read: "We are incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of former Illini wrestler Clint Arlis.

"Our thoughts are with Clint's family and friends during this heartbreaking time. We will miss you, Clint."

Scott Bayer, Arlis' high school wrestling coach in Batavia, Illinois, shared a message of his own on Twitter, as he gave a detailed rundown of his wrestling achievements.

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"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," Bayer wrote.

He went on: "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.

"I have come to know Clint over the years since I joined Tom's coaching staff and the Batavia Wrestling Family in the late fall of 2005, after his graduation. I have found him to be extraordinarily devoted to his family and deeply committed to the sport wrestling at a level few of us have ever [reached] in our careers."

Describing Arlis as a "talented artist with a sharp wit, a sardonic sense of humor and palpable authenticity," Bayer said he was "proud" to have known him.

He went on: "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."

"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 unimaginable heartbreak and grief," Bayer concluded. "To the Arlis Family, we loved Clint. We love you."

Arlis' stint on The Bachelorette saw him eliminated in the third week of the reality dating series.