THE BACHELORETTE star Clint Arlis was found dead in his Chicago home as his passing is still “under investigation” by the police.
Batavia Police Department confirmed to The Sun a police officer was dispatched to respond to a 911 call at his address.
According to a media release from the Batavia Police obtained by The Sun, Clint was confirmed to have passed away in his Illinois home the morning of January 11, 2022.
A police officer was dispatched to the residence around 12:18 PM and the death is still under investigation.
No foul play has been suspected.
He posted: “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.”
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The Tweet continued: “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.
“Clint was among the very first kids to come through what became the Batavia Pinners/The Batavia Wrestling Club when Tom, Brian Drendel and others started it back in the 90s. Many other Batavia Wrestlers have followed in his footsteps.
“He was a talented artist with a sharp wit, a sardonic sense of humor and palpable authenticity.
“The heartfelt speech he dedicated to his dad at his retirement celebration made me proud to know both of them.”
The thread added: “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.”
The statement concluded: “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 of unimaginable heartbreak and grief.”
Clint was an experienced architect and project manager with a bachelor’s and graduate degree from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
The Batavia native was a former contestant on the ABC reality competition program and Clint appeared during the eleventh season, which aired back in 2015.
Clint was eliminated from the lineup during his third week, however the Bachelorette and dance instructor Kaitlyn Bristowe posted a video in his memory on her Instagram.
Lying in bed yesterday evening she told her fans: “This is a video I did not think I’d be doing tonight, but Clint who was on my season of the Bachelorette has tragically passed away at 34 and I’m not sure what happened, how it happened.
“All I want to say is from knowing him on the show, even though you know things didn’t end the best for us, is that I have heard nothing but incredible things about that person from his peers, his students, his coaches, his teachers, his friends.
She contined: “Clint was very well respected in the world and it is an absolute tragedy of what’s happened and I just don’t know much now and it’s none of my business.
“This Instagram Story is to just say to anyone who knows him who might follow me that I am so sorry. It’s such a huge loss and I am honestly just beside myself with this news.”
Nick Viall, Clint’s co-star during their time on the franchise, posted a heartfelt Tweet: “Just heard about the passing of Clint Arlis. I got a chance to get to know Clint a little after our time on Kaitlyn’s season and I always enjoyed our time and conversations.
“A very kind, unique and talented person who was taken from this world far too soon. RIP Clint.”
Clint’s sister, Taylor Lulek, posted to her Facebook page the day after his death.
She shared an adorable throwback photo of herself and her brother as they played in a haystack.
Taylor shared: “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 11.
“Please respect our family’s privacy as we try to cope with this great loss. Details on the service will follow.”
The Illinois Wresting team posted a tribute and said: “We are incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of former Illini wrestler Clint Arlis.
Our thoughts are with Clint’s family and friends during this heartbreaking time. We will miss you, Clint.”
They posted a black and white photo from his time on the team, which was captioned: “Clint Arlis, 1987-2022.”
His friend, Brian Osborne, also Tweeted a sweet tribute: “Never met Clint Arlis in person, but I got to know him through a fantasy football league turned text group chat of Bach alumni guys.
“Says a lot about him as a person that he reached out to me when my best friend died unexpectedly. The guy didn’t even know me. Taken too soon.”