‘Bachelor’ Contestant Cristy Caserta’s Cause of Death Revealed: Report

January 15, 2019 Updated: January 15, 2019

Officials have revealed the cause of death of “The Bachelor” contestant Cristy Caserta.

TMZ reported that Caserta, who was 38 when she died, died due to an enlarged heart and an overactive thyroid.

According to the autopsy report, her cause of death “was cardiomegaly and hyperthyroidism,” TMZ said.

She suddenly died in October 2018 after apparently suffering a seizure.

Caserta was attending class at a school in Sunrise, Florida, when she fell forward at her desk. She went into cardiac arrest and was later pronounced dead.

Caserta appeared on Season 15 of “The Bachelor” when Brad Womack appeared for the second time on the ABC show.

The Sunrise Police Department told Fox News about the incident: “We received a call, she was in a classroom setting–it was a training class of sort. Students within her class or her classmates became alarmed because she passed out and her head hit the desk, which caused her coffee to spill onto the floor.”

It added: “Fire rescue administered CPR and transported her to Westside Regional where she was pronounced deceased there.”

Fellow contestant Emily Maynard issued a statement on her death.

“Being on a show like ‘The Bachelor,’ you truly form relationships that are so special because it’s an experience no one else can relate to,” she said, reported Us Magazine. “I’m grateful for my memories with Cristy and will be praying for her family and friends.”

“I’m absolutely heartbroken about Cristy,” contestant Ashley Spivey, 34, told the magazine. “She was one of the kindest people I met on the first night of the show and she continued to be an amazing friend. She was as smart and funny as she was beautiful. She will be deeply missed in this world.”

Remembering Celebrities Who Died in 2018

Penny Marshall

Actress/filmmaker Penny Marshall, Henry Winkler, and guest attend the 2014 Writers Guild Awards L.A. Ceremony at J.W. Marriott at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, on Feb. 1, 2014. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for WGAw)

Penny Marshall, the actress and director famed for her role in “Laverne & Shirley,” died at age 75. Marshall died at her home in Hollywood Hills, on Dec. 17, after suffering from complications from diabetes, TMZ reported on Dec. 18.

George HW Bush

Former President George H.W. Bush
FILE—Former President George H.W. Bush acknowledges the crowd at his presidential library before his son former President George W. Bush discusses his new book “41: A Portrait of My Father” in College Station, Texas. (Bob Daemmrich/Texas Tribune via AP, Pool, File)

Former President George H.W. Bush died on Nov. 30, 2018, a family spokesman confirmed. He was 94. His son, President George W. Bush, released a statement on Twitter, saying, “Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear dad has died. George H.W. Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for.”

Stephen Hillenburg

steven hillenburg photo of spongebob
Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of the Nickelodeon cartoon series “SpongeBob SquarePants,” died on Nov. 26. He was 57. (Carlos Cazurro Burgos/Wikimedia Commons/CC-BY-SA 3.0)

Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of the Nickelodeon cartoon series “SpongeBob SquarePants,” died on Nov. 26. He was 57. Hillenburg’s cause of death was amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, according to reports. In March 2017, he announced his diagnosis.

Stephen Hawking

Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking poses for a picture ahead of a gala screening of the documentary "Hawking," a film about the scientist's life, at the opening night of the Cambridge Film Festival in Cambridge, England, on Sept. 19, 2013. (Andrew Cowie/AFP/Getty Images)
Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking at a gala screening of the documentary “Hawking,” a film about the scientist’s life, on opening night of the Cambridge Film Festival in Cambridge, England, on Sept. 19, 2013. (Andrew Cowie/AFP/Getty Images)

Stephen Hawking, who sought to explain some of the most complicated questions of life while he worked under the shadow of a likely premature death, died at 76. He died peacefully at his home in the British university city of Cambridge in the early hours earlier this year.

Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain, seen in a 2016 file photo, was a celebrity chef and travel documentarian. Bourdain died by suicide in France on June 8, 2018. (Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)

U.S. celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, host of CNN’s food-and-travel-focused “Parts Unknown” television series, died at the age of 61, the network said on June 8.

The cause of death was suicide, the network said in a statement. He was found dead in a hotel room in France where he had been working on an upcoming episode of his program, the network said.

Avicii

(Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

Avicii, born Tim Bergling in Sweden, was found dead in Oman. Police said there was no evidence of foul play but the official cause of death was not revealed by officials. His family indicated that he killed himself.

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