Bachelorette contestant Julien Hug, whose body was found Wednesday in southeran California, took his own life, according to his father.
Us Weekly reports that Hug, 35, shot himself in a remote area of the San Bernardino National Forest. He reportedly left a note for his parents, co-workers and girlfriend.
"He was depressed and struggling, and nobody knew," Bertrand Hug told Us. "He couldn't find his way."
Hug appeared on the fifth season of The Bachelorette, starring Jillian Harris.
A public funeral service is planned for Nov. 12.