Charlie Newling, star of the Australian version of The Bachelorette in 2018, was found dead at the age of 36, weeks after welcoming a daughter.
Police reportedly found the Australian reality contestant in Sydney’s eastern suburbs on Saturday night.
Paramedics tried to revive him at Raleigh Reserve in Dover Heights around 11pm, but were unable to save him, Daily Mail reports.
A New South Wales Police spokesperson confirmed to news.com.au that police attended the scene.
His death is not considered suspicious. A report is being prepared for the coroner.
Newling, who lived in Brontë and worked as a builder, is understood to have welcomed a baby girl two months ago with his partner, Kristal Taylor, with whom he has been in a relationship since at least January 2021.
Newling also has a 13-year-old son from a previous relationship.
He found fame on Ali Oetjen’s season of “The Bachelorette” and quickly became a favorite.
However, he was fired after refusing to introduce Oetjen to his family during visits to his hometown until they were “exclusive.”
He then briefly dated “The Bachelor” contestant Dasha Gaivoronski, who was on Nick “Honey Badger” Cummins’ season, before striking up a fleeting romance with influencer Esme DeWitt in 2019.
Shortly after leaving the Channel 10 reality show, Newling made headlines for being forcibly removed by security guards from the Golden Sheaf pub in Sydney.
He later admitted to being intoxicated during the incident.
In 2021, he was convicted of driving under the influence.
In September last year, Newling was sentenced to 13 months in prison after being accused of using a transport service to make threats.
He was accused of sending up to 37 text messages to his mother in April of that year, in which he repeatedly threatened to kill her husband.
During the trial at Waverley Local Court, Newling’s lawyer defended his client, saying he had struggled with alcohol abuse.
Magistrate Ross Hudson acknowledged that Newling had suffered childhood trauma, including having to care for his biological father, who became a paraplegic when Newling was a teenager.
His father died in 2018 from an overdose of painkillers.
But Magistrate Hudson admitted the messages would have caused “fear, torment and horror” to his mother and stepfather.
Newling had spent a month in custody before sentencing, and his sentence was ordered to be served in the community under an intensive corrections order.
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