It’s a sad day for Bachelorette Andi Dorfman’s runner up, Nick Viall, as he and his tight knit family have suffered the loss of a loved one: Nick’s uncle passed away sometime early this morning.

From a photo Nick posted to his Instagram yesterday, it seems like his uncle Mark has been sick and that the death was not unexpected. The photo shows Nick standing over Mark’s hospital bed with his hand on his uncle’s forehead with a caption that reads “To one of the most amazing men, uncles, and brothers in the world.”


This morning, Nick tweetedRest in Peace Uncle Mark. So many things I will miss about you. Our mutual love for coca-cola classic is only second to your amazing heart.”

Nick and his family have had a rough go of it as of late, with Nick being dumped on national television in the Bachelorette season finale. In his large and close family, Nick’s heartbreak appears to have hit home, with producers even airing a segment during the After the Final Rose special that showed his mother in tears over Nick’s loss in love.

Despite being the runner up, who usually gets a fair amount of sympathy from audiences, Nick has been equal parts lauded and vilified for calling Andi out during the ATFR special for having “made love” with him during Fantasy Suite dates. We’re sure the whole family has felt the effects of Nick’s national scrutiny, and here’s wishing them a reprieve in this trying time.

Send Nick your condolences in the comments.

Source: Nick on Twitter, Instagram