We extend our heartfelt sympathies to his family and friends who are mourning his loss.
Clint Arlis, who was on Season 11 of “The Bachelorette” and battled for Kaitlyn Bristowe’s heart, died on Tuesday at the age of 34.
“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,” his sister Taylor broke the news on Facebook. “Please respect our family’s privacy as we try to cope with this great loss. Details on the service will follow.”
Batavia Coach Scott Bayer also reported the architectural engineer’s death on social media, sharing some recollections of the Batavia High School graduate and his time on the team, as well as touching on his professional wrestling career.
“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.
“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,” the tribute continued. “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 reach[ed] in our careers.”
“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.”
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 (pictured left). 1/10 pic.twitter.com/8wlheLtq0P— Batavia Wrestling – Coach Bayer (@BataviaWrestler) January 13, 2022
“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.
To the Arlis Family, we loved Clint. We love you,” Bayer’s thread concluded.
Reactions to Bachelorette Alum Clint Arlis Has Passed Away
Here we go again. Clint Arlis, from the Bachelor, dead at the age of 34. No cause of death information. He was in fantastic shape, former wrestler and coach. Every day, young people dyeing, why?? #FauciLiedMillionsDied #Deaths #teacher— Uncle Sam (@GetEmOut1) January 14, 2022
My feed seems to be filled with these type of posts.— Tracy S (@ImTracyS) January 14, 2022
It's so sad to see so many young people dying "suddenly and unexpectedly." https://t.co/6znkD65HbT