Since the news of Clint Arlis’ death broke, Bachelor nation has paid tribute to the architectural engineer and reality star. Fellow “Bachelorette” Season 11 contestant (and winner) Nick Viall reminisced on their time together on the reality series in a January 13 tweet, writing “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.”
That same day, “Bachelorette” lead Kaitlyn Bristowe posted a heartfelt tribute to Arlis via her Instagram Story, reports Page Six. Bristowe started the video off expressing her shock over his death, calling it a tragedy. “Alright, this is an Instagram Story I did not think I’d be doing tonight but Clint, who was on my season of ‘The Bachelorette,’ I’m gonna say tragically — he tragically passed at 34 years old,” her video began.
The “Dancing With the Stars” winner then went on to share thoughtful words on her late co-star, according to People. “All I want to say is that from knowing him on the show, even though things didn’t end on the best terms for us, from his time on the show ’til today, I’ve heard nothing but incredible things about that person. From his peers, his students, his coaches, his teachers, his friends, his family. Clint was very well respected in his world, and it is an absolute tragedy of what’s happened.”