'Bachelorette' contestant, BYU graduate dies in paragliding accident

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  • oldschool Farmington, UT
    June 17, 2014 1:48 a.m.

    Eric said on the show that he officially left the church when he was 26. Naturally, it makes some of us wonder why he left the church. Was there something the church could have done better to retain him as a member, or did he simply stop believing in some core doctrine? I'm sad he has passed away. He seemed like a friendly man with lofty goals and certainly did not deserve the treatment Andi Dorfman gave him for asking her to be more expressive even though he might have misread her.

  • Born in Bountiful Provo, Utah
    April 24, 2014 9:11 p.m.

    Rather than turn this into a religious battle, let's just mourn together young man who died a tragic death. Many will miss him.

  • Love Living Life Lehi, UT
    April 24, 2014 12:54 p.m.

    How do you know he didn't go to church? How do you know he wasn't enjoying the Sabbath with is family and with God. He was living life to it's fullest. He was happy!!! Many a Sunday I have gone to church and then enjoyed the beautiful day. Things happen. Be happy and enjoy life rather than criticize another. Sadducee s ARE SAD YOU SEE.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 24, 2014 11:04 a.m.

    Re: "I would rather die out there than sitting in a Church pew"...

    Chances of you dieing in a church pew... aren't that great.


    Re: "those of us who enjoy the excitement of high energy activities really do hope to die "doing what we love"...

    What if you love worshiping in a church pew? Do you need to die doing it??


    I don't think trivializing worshiping on Sundays was needed. Kinda took the topic a direction it didn't NEED to go...

  • Gunner South Jordan, UT
    April 24, 2014 10:09 a.m.

    I'd rather be sure I was around for my wife and think about her, then selfishly think about myself and my own joys.

  • A Scientist Provo, UT
    April 24, 2014 9:02 a.m.

    As one who, like Eric, actively participates in outdoor activities that involve some risk, I was as impressed by Eric Hill's energy and excitement for life as I am sorry for his unfortunate death. I offer my heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. I know it sounds trite, but those of us who enjoy the excitement of high energy activities really do hope to die "doing what we love", and that is what Eric did. As I was also outdoors on Easter Sunday risking life and limb in Nature's wondrous beauty, I commented to my wife that I would rather die out there than sitting in a Church pew. And so it is. RIP Eric Hill, for death is the ultimate bringer of peace and profound quiescence.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    April 24, 2014 8:22 a.m.

    A young person is dead and hockeymom is worried about a worthless, rigged TV show. Unbelievable.

  • Hey It's Me Salt Lake City, UT
    April 24, 2014 8:12 a.m.

    Hockeymom - It sounds like your only concern is about the show and "spoiler" as you put it. I don't believe you acknowledged the loss this family is going through. How sad that a T.V. show is more important than a man's life. He sounds like he lived his life to it's fullest. His next adventure will be as great if not greater than anything he did here on earth. To his family. . . stay strong, honor him, and always remember him and what he did for so many people in his short 32 years here on earth. Prayers to you and all his friends.