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Sister of deceased 'Bachelorette' contestant, BYU grad Eric Hill says he lives on through show

Published: Monday, June 2 2014 8:20 p.m. MDT

Eric Hill, a 32-year-old Salt Lake City resident, died Wednesday, April 23. He was a contestant on "The Bachelorette."

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Eric Hill, a BYU graduate and recent "Bachelorette" contestant, died last month, on Easter Sunday, after sustaining injuries from a paragliding accident.

Now, the 32-year-old Salt Lake City resident is remembered as he appears in the previously filmed episodes of ABC's "The Bachelorette." But Hill's sister Karen Tracy says while she gets nervous at first, it's not difficult to watch her brother on the show, NBC's Today Show reported.

"I get a little tearful, but I know Eric would want his audience to enjoy the journey with him, and seeing him makes me smile," Tracy told the Today Show.

"...I have the unique opportunity to watch him live on, and watch the world get to know him. In some ways, it's only fitting that he is defying death in this way."

Read more from Tracy regarding Hill and their family on Today.com.

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