Cristy Caserta, Former Bachelor Suitor, Dead at 38
Cristy Caserta, a woman who vied for the heart of Brad Womack on The Bachelor Season 15, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday after suffering an apparent seizure.
She was 38 years old.
According to law enforcement officials, per TMZ, Caserta was attending a class at a school in Sunrise, Florida when she suddenly fell forward at the desk where she was sitting.
Her alarmed classmates quickly dialed 911.
Tragically, however, Caserta went into cardiac arrest as the paramedics arrived and administered CPR.
She was transported to nearby Westside Regional Medical Center … where they continued efforts to save her, but it was too late. She was pronounced dead not long after her arrival.
The police have said they don’t suspect foul play and that no drugs were found in Caserta’s system.
An autopsy will be performed Friday to determine the official cause of death.
This is what the Sunrise Police Department in Florida said about Caserta, who worked as an attorney:
“The students around her noticed her coffee fell to the ground and thought maybe she fell asleep, but she was unresponsive when they approached her.
“They called 911, and Fire Rescue showed up and started CPR and she was still unresponsive.”
As mentioned above, Caserta was featured on Womack’s second season as The Bachelor.
She was sent home during the first week.
Stephen Carbone, the blogger behind the Bachelor spoilers site Reality Steve, paid tribute to Caserta on Thursday night, writing:
“Sick to my stomach to see that Cristy Caserta from Brad Womack’s 2nd season has suddenly passed away.
“Cristy was always there to give me legal advice in the past. I’m at a loss after seeing people post on her FB. Just spoke a couple weeks ago. RIP my friend.”
In January, Caserta started a job working as a corporate lawyer for a healthcare staffing agency in Sunrise.
She had worked as a lawyer at a different company during her time on The Bachelor and was granted leave to appear on the series.
Womack, who previously anchored The Bachelor Season 11 in 2007, is pictured above.
He ended up proposing to Emily Maynard, but they broke up a few months after the finale.
Neither Brad nor anyone associated with the show has commented yet on Caserta’s death.
May she rest in peace.