Former ‘Bachelorette’ Contestant Josh Seiter Dies at 36, Shortly After Opening Up About Depression

‘Bachelorette’ Contestant Josh Seiter Passes Away, Leaving Fans Devastated

In a heartbreaking turn of events, Josh Seiter, a former contestant on “The Bachelorette,” has died. Seiter, who was known for his openness and honesty about his struggles with mental health, passed away unexpectedly. The news was confirmed by a statement released by his family on Monday.

The statement read, “It is with an extremely heavy heart that we share the tragic news of Joshua’s unexpected passing. As all who knew him can attest, Joshua was an incredibly bright light in an increasingly dim world.” Seiter’s family described him as a fearless individual whose voice and spirit had helped thousands of people in their darkest moments. Despite the immense pain of his passing, they find solace in the knowledge that he is finally at peace.

Although the family did not disclose the specific cause of Seiter’s death, they did include a phone number for those in crisis or experiencing a mental health emergency. This gesture underscores the importance of seeking help and support during difficult times.

Seiter’s struggles with mental health were well-documented. He frequently discussed his issues on social media, shedding light on topics often considered taboo. Just four days before his passing, he shared a photo of himself smiling with the caption, “Surviving depression and anxiety one day at a time with a smile.”

The late reality TV star had always been candid about his battles, once taking to social media to proclaim, “I’m Josh Seiter, and I’m a suicide attempt survivor. I battle OCD, Bipolar Depression, and GAD, but I refuse to give up. What did you survive?” Through his openness, Seiter aimed to create a safe space for others to share their struggles and find solace in knowing they were not alone.

Josh Seiter rose to fame after appearing on Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season of “The Bachelorette” in 2015. Despite being eliminated in the first week, he made a lasting impression on viewers with his authenticity and resilience.

At only 36 years old, Seiter’s death has left fans and the reality TV community shocked and devastated. Tributes to the late star have poured in on social media, with fans expressing their grief and sharing memories of his impactful presence.

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health or in crisis, it’s essential to remember that help is available. You can call or text 988, or visit for immediate support and resources.

Josh Seiter’s passing serves as a reminder of the ongoing battle many individuals face regarding mental health. The reality TV star’s openness about his struggles and his untimely death have sparked important conversations about the need for increased awareness, understanding, and accessible mental health resources.

As fans and loved ones mourn the loss of Josh Seiter, his legacy as a beacon of light for others will continue to inspire and support those who struggle with their mental health.