Ryan Anderson's 911 call reveals desperate attempt to resuscitate dying girlfriend Gia Allemand
Gia Allemand died tragically on Wednesday after committing suicide by hanging.
And on Thursday the 911 call was released revealing her boyfriend Ryan Anderson's desperate attempts to resuscitate the Bachelor star.
'Keep going, don't stop [CPR],' the professional footballer can be heard repeating to someone in the room in the call made on Monday after he found the 29-year-old lying unconscious.
'Keep going, don't stop [CPR]': Ryan Anderson is heard desperately trying to resuscitate girlfriend and Bachelor star Gia Allemand in the 911 call on Monday prior to her death on Wednesday
The audio isn't too clear, but the dispatcher can be heard giving Ryan CPR instructions, which he then repeats to someone else, presumably Gia's mother who was present on the scene.
'You're still doing CPR?' asks the dispatcher in the call posted on TMZ, to which Ryan responds, 'Yes, still doing CPR.'
Ryan, 25, sounds remarkably calm and in control during the six-and-half phonecall, politely hanging up when the paramedics arrive.
In charge: Ryan sounds remarkably calm and in control during the six-and-half phonecall, politely hanging up when the paramedics arrive
Always searching for love: Gia was said to be distressed that she and Ryan were not yet engaged as she approached her 30th birthday
After Ryan made the call, Gia was rushed to a New Orleans hospital and put on a life-support machine.
But the reality star died after doctors at the New Orleans hospital where she was treated determined she had suffered a 'critical loss of brain and organ function.'
NBA player Ryan released a statement saying: 'Gia was the most beautiful person I knew inside and out and she always smiled and made everyone else around her smile. She had such an amazing impact on my life and anyone that knew her was blessed.'
As the ripples from her death emanated through the celebrity world, sad details about the demons that drove Gia to suicide have emerged that are as familiar as they are tragic.
Just as The Bachelor pitched Gia and 23 other women against each other in pursuit of just one man, the 5ft5 brunette searched for a relationship to define her; first with Jake Pavelka, then in an ill-fated union with baseball star Carl Pavano - who went on to marry a woman he met in his local bar - and finally with Ryan.
As she approached 30, she was said to have been distressed that no engagement ring - the sparkling carat on a stick in The Bachelor series, of course - seemed to be forthcoming.
Radar report that the couple rowed in Vegas at the end of July over the issue, and a source told the website: 'Because their relationship was so solid for the most part, Gia had expressed her sadness that Ryan hadn’t proposed to her yet, telling friends she was upset over it.'
But according to the New York Post it was more serious, they claim Gia was planning to move to Manhattan alone in September after battling to save the relationship with the sportsman for months.
This could well have been the making of the well-liked reality star, but sadly it seems that she was unable to move beyond this latest romantic disappointment.