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‘The Bachelorette’ Star Passes Away Tragically

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Charlie Newlig, a star on The Bachelorette Australia, recently passed away after meeting with a tragic accident, just a few short weeks after welcoming his second child.

While a majority of the time, we have wonderful news to share from the Disney theme parks, be that Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort, occasionally, we do have unfortunate news to share, and today is one such day. 36-year-old Charlie Newlig, a reality TV star who appeared on The Bachelorette Australia in 2018, has passed away in an accident.

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Reality TV star¬†Charlie Newling, passed away after his car crashed off a 70-meter Dover Heights cliff in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. According to the¬†Daily Mail, paramedics attempted to revive Newling at around 11 p.m. but could not do so. While his death was deemed not suspicious, the coroner is still preparing a report.

Newling had just welcomed his second child with his partner Kristal Taylor.

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Who is Charlie Newling?

Charlie Newlig appeared in the fourth season of¬†The Bachelorette Australia, which featured Ali Oetjen searching for her perfect match. Charlie Newlig was dubbed “Mr. Perfect” during the show and was a favorite to win, but ended up being eliminated in episode 10; Oetjen chose Taite Radley as the winner for that season.

While The Bachelorette star was initially loved on the show, fans began turning against him for various reasons. For one, some fans called out Newlig’s controlling behavior as well as his refusal to introduce Oejten to his family until they were exclusively dating. For another, it was later revealed that Newlig had a son from a previous relationship, which he didn’t reveal while on the show.

It was also reported that Newling was battling a drug and alcohol addiction. The Daily Mail also stated that the star reportedly had difficulties coping with some of the criticism and negative press he faced for his time on the show.

About Priyanka Kumar

Priyanka is a writer, artist, avid reader, and travel enthusiast based in Chicago. In her free time, she is probably walking by the lake, catching up on the latest releases on TV, or spending inordinate amounts of time rewatching Moana, Encanto, and her Disney Channel life-long favorites Zack and Cody wreak havoc on the Tipton.

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