November 14, 2010 10:00 AM by Shayla Perry
Parts of Julien Hug’s suicide letter to his parents were read aloud at his memorial service, which was held on Friday in California. What did the former contestant on ABC’s The Bachelorette say to his family about why he felt the need to end his life? Read on for the chilling details.
Hundreds of friends and family members of former contestant of ABC’s The Bachelorette, Julien Hug, gathered in California on Friday to celebrate the life of the reality star who committed suicide earlier last week.
Hug, just 35-years-old was reported missing last Monday, when he didn’t show up to work at his family restaurant. After his body was found off a California highway with a gunshot wound in the head, it was later revealed that Hug had taken his own life.
“He was depressed and struggling, and nobody knew,” Hug’s father, Bertrand told UsMagazine.com. “He couldn’t find his way.”
It’s reported that Julien’s suicide note, which was addressed to his parents, was read aloud at the funeral.
“I’m sorry to have to do this to you. I love you both tremendously. You two are the best parents,” Hug wrote. “I’ve suffered from severe depression for years. I feel awful and don’t know how to cope. If life’s not enjoyable, why stick around?”
Julien’s girlfriend, Jennifer Bell, also spoke at the service.
“I will miss every night where we would lie in bed and before he went to sleep he would whisper in my ear and say, ‘I love you,’” said Bell.
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