BACHELORETTE fans are in grief following the death of Australian star Charlie Newling.
The 36-year-old man was discovered deceased under sad circumstances. Everything you need to know is right here.
Who was Charlie Newling?
Charlie Newling was an early front-runner on The Bachelorette Australia.
Following the program, he dated Dasha Gaivoronski from the Honey Badger season of The Bachelor and then began dating blogger Esme DeWitt in 2019.
He had been in a relationship with Kristal Taylor since 2021.
Charlie previously acknowledged to NW magazine in September 2012 that he has a son from a prior relationship.
Following his retirement from television, Newling maintained a low profile and worked as a builder.
Since leaving the show, the reality star has had a difficult existence.
Days after leaving Channel 10, video emerged of him being dragged from Sydney’s Golden Sheaf pub by security.
Newling claimed he was drinking to celebrate his role on The Project and later acknowledged to struggling with alcoholism.
He was sentenced to 13 months in prison in September of last year for threatening to torture and kill his stepfather via a carriage service.
The magistrate heard at the time that he had experienced substantial childhood trauma when his paraplegic father died in 2018 from an overdose of pain medication.
He was imprisoned for one month before serving the remainder of his sentence in the community.
How did Charlie Newling die?
Charlie was discovered dead when his automobile fell from a cliff in Dover Heights on September 9, 2023, according to the Daily Mail Australia.
After a citizen saw the automobile in flames at the bottom of the 70-metre cliff at Raleigh Reserve in Sydney, police raced to the scene.
In July 2023, the actor died just two months after the birth of his second daughter with partner Kristal.
What has Ali Oetjen said about Charlie Newling’s death?
Ali Oetjen has not officially commented on the previous contestant’s death.
Thousands of tributes, though, flooded in from other fans and co-stars.
Danny Harris-Wolf, Charlie’s Bachelorette co-star, reacted to his terrible death on Instagram, writing, “Oh geez, Charlie was a decent bloke to me.”
When was Charlie Newling on The Bachelorette?
Charlie was an early front-runner on Ali Oetjen’s season of The Bachelorette in 2018.
Channel 10 fans dubbed him “Mr Perfect” after he boasted about his strong “family values.”
He was dubbed the show’s most contentious candidate due to his outspoken personality, which caused him to lose popularity.
Fans chastised him for what they perceived to be dominating behavior towards Oetjen.
Charlie informed the celebrity that he would not introduce her to his family until they were “exclusive.”
He was quickly kicked off the show after finishing fourth.
On his departure he said: “I’m really happy. I was honest, I was truthful, I was myself.
“Through the whole process, I was me the whole time. I’ve got no regrets.”