Parents Say 'Bachelorette' Star Julien Hug Committed Suicide Due to 'Acute Depression'

November 06, 2010 03:11:14 GMT

Parents for Julien Hug reveal that their son, who was found dead earlier this week, took his own life because 'he was suffering from acute depression and he felt it was his only way out.'

Parents Say 'Bachelorette' Star Julien Hug Committed Suicide Due to 'Acute Depression'
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Two days after the death of former contestant of "The Bachelorette" Julien Hug made headline, his family has released a shocking statement, revealing the cause of the demise. In a statement to People, Julien's parents claimed the one-time reality star took his own life.

"In his letter to us he stated that he was suffering from acute depression and he felt it was his only way out," Bertrand and Denise Hug said. "While publicly outgoing he was an extremely private person who internalized everything. We feel it is necessary at this time to address the media as we are devastated by some of the comments that are coming out."

According to a family spokesman, Julien, who also left notes for his coworkers and girlfriend before committing suicide, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His parents said, "We are beyond devastated and completely distraught... What we saw was his thirst for life with fast cars, motorcycles and his love of skydiving."

"What we see now is the immense amount of love that everyone has for him. Anyone close to Julien is receiving an extreme outpouring of concern via text, email and messages," his parents went on. "This is an honored tribute to what an amazing person he was and we thank everyone for their love, prayers and continued support."

Julien's girlfriend, Jennifer Bell, has spoken out as well to Radar Online following the death. "We were the light of each other's life. Everyone, I mean everyone loved this man. We lived together in San Diego, in a beautiful condo. This is beyond painful. We've been together for two amazing years," Jennifer shared.

"I had two of the best years of my life with him. They have been nothing but pure happiness to me. Julien was my life and I'm so devastated," she added. "I'm hurting and can't believe it. I never took Julien for granted. We never argued. He was my best friend."

Julien was found dead in a remote area of the San Bernardino National Forest earlier this week. To Us Magazine, authorities described the site of Julien's suicide as "the most beautiful place, where he could see forever. You could see the ocean."


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posted by Steve on Mar 09, 2011
It certainly seams strange. This guy was blessed with everything. He was tall and good looking, and had a wonderful perfect head of hair, and was very personable, these qualities alone would be enough to give any guy a sense of well being and want to go on living. On top of that he was intelligent, well educated a successful business man, wealthy and famous and indulged in great hobbies such as sky diving and fast cars which only the wealthy could afford and popular with women. Strange and sad but not unusual to to see the guy or girl who had everything going for them, hit the self destruct button. Cases like this have happened many times in industry.
posted by Poeticcreed3 on Nov 06, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss. My father passed when I was 12 & 3yrs later the only other male figure in my life which was his best friend & (my uncle) died also. I understand the pain & only hope strength gets you through it all. Peace-Love&Light

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