Julien Hug, suicide?
After hearing that former Bachelorette contestant Julien Hug was found alongside a highway in Cali, I thought something was effing weird about that. Reports are now saying that Julien Hug allegedly committed suicide, as he was found with a gunshot wound to the head.
A friend of Hug, Tom Ulrich, told Radaronline.com “I’m completely in shock. When my FBI friends told me Julien shot himself in the head, I fell to my knees in disbelief. This is a heavy day for us here. With all the wealth and privilege Julien had, I can’t imagine why he would take his own life. I can’t believe this has happened. Why oh why would such a beautiful man take his own life?”
Ulrich hasn’t yet spoken with Julien’s parents, who own a restaurant in Rancho Sante Fe, but he knows that they must be hurting as any parent would be with the loss of their child. He says, “Bertrand and Denise (Julien’s parents) must be in shock. My heart goes out to them. He was their only son. They must be devastated. They are usually here at the restaurant most nights, hanging out and laughing with everyone. Tonight, it’s just not the case. No one has seen or spoken to Bertrand or Denise. My hear goes out to them. I can’t even begin to imagine what they’re going through.”
About his friend, Ulrich said “He was the life of this place. He could make a mean Mai-Tai and have you coming back for round four. “He was something special. A true gentleman and a respected man. I will miss him and the good times we shared. I loved that boy.”
He adds, “I heard the kid had some issues and was battling some personal demons. Whatever the case may be, his life was precious. He could have gone to his parents or anyone in this tight-knit community and asked for help. Everyone would have bent over backwards to help that man. I’m just so saddened.”
So damn sad. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Hug’s family and friends.