Former reality contestant Charlie Newling, who featured in 2018’s The Bachelorette, has died, aged just 36.
He was reportedly found by police in Dover Heights on Saturday night. Paramedics attempted to revive him at Raleigh Reserve around 11pm but he was unable to be saved, Daily Mail has reported.
A NSW police spokesperson confirmed to news.com.au police attended the scene.
It’s understood Newling, who was working as a builder, welcomed a baby girl just two months ago with his partner, and is father to a teenage son from a previous relationship.
In the 2018 dating series, featuring Ali Oetjen, he made it to the Top 4 with hometown visits and briefly dated another Bachelor contestant Dasha Gaivoronski.
But there were other headlines that followed him after his TV appearance.
Shortly after leaving the series, he was forcibly removed by security guards from the Golden Sheaf pub in Sydney, later admitting to being intoxicated during the incident.
In 2021, he was convicted of low-range drink driving.
In September last year, Newling was slapped with a 13-month prison sentence after being charged with using a carriage service to make threats. His lawyer said he’d struggled with alcohol abuse. Although a magistrate acknowledged Newling having suffered childhood trauma, he was handed a 13-month prison sentence to be served in the community.
His death is not being treated as suspicious. A report is being prepared for the coroner.