November 12, 2010 07:00 AM by Shayla Perry
Just a few days after his parents confirmed that his death was, in fact, a suicide, friends and family of the former contestant on ABC’s The Bachelorette, Julien Hug, will gather for a public memorial service today in California. Read on for more details.
Friends, family, and well-wishers will gather today to remember the life of former Bachelorette contestant, Julien Hug.
Hug, who was reported missing last Monday after not showing up to work at the family restaurant, was later found dead off a highway in California. After rumors of the cause of Hug’s death began to spread online, and police released a statement saying that no foul play was suspected, Julien’s family came forth and announced that the 35-year-old had commit suicide and left a letter behind.
Many friends and cast mates of Hug have since offered kind words, shared fond memories, and sent well wishes to the entire Hug family, including Jillian Harris, who was the Bachelorette that Julien was competing for on the ABC reality series.
The memorial service for Julien Hug will take place today at 3p.m. at the Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe, California. According to the La Jolla Light, a crowd of at least 700 people or more is expected, and all are welcome to attend.
“We’re planning to seat as many people as we possibly can,” said Rev. Jack Baca, senior pastor at the Village Church. Rev. Baca added that Hug family “very much appreciates the outpouring of love and support from friends and the larger community.”
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