Gia Allemand was allegedly on the phone to her mother when she hanged herself, according to new reports.
The 29-year-old Bachelor star committed suicide at her New Orleans home last week.
According to TMZ, Gia Allemand’s mother Donna Micheletti is reported to have told police that during the call, the phone “had gone silent”.
Donna Micheletti then tried “in vain” to communicate with her daughter for a further ten minutes.
Gia Allemand’s boyfriend, NBA star Ryan Anderson then returned home to check on her, but when he found her body, made a 911 call.
TMZ reports “she had been without oxygen for around 30 to 40 minutes”.
Gia Allemand allegedly left a suicide note on the dining room table, leaving all of her property to her mother.
She was taken to hospital and put on a life-support machine while Donna Micheletti and Ryan Anderson stayed by her side until the machine was eventually removed.
Meanwhile, Gia Allemand’s father Eugene Allemand has revealed that he and his daughter argued before her death and he only found out the news from reporters.
“I was as shocked as anybody,” Eugene Allemand told the New York Daily News.
“I didn’t see this coming.
“We had a fight on Mother’s Day and I said some things that I regret,” he added.
“I wish I could take them back, but it’s too late. If she were still here, I would I would tell her I’m so sorry and that I love her and that she will always be my rainbow.”
Eugene Allemand split from Gia’s mother back in 1992 but stayed in touch with his daughter, according to the newspaper.
He said he and his daughter quarrelled after Gia didn’t send his mother a Mother’s Day card.
“I said don’t bother calling me on Father’s Day,” Eugene Allemand revealed.
“It was lots of nasty things said in the heat of the moment.”
Donna Micheletti, who was pictured holding a vigil outside the New Orleans hospital where her daughter passed away, has said little in the wake of her daughter’s tragic death.
But a few days ago, she urged people not to listen to claims made by self-proclaimed “friends” of her daughter.
“The family and close friends of Gia Allemand have not spoken to the media to date, nor have they posted comments or insight on Twitter,” Donna Micheletti said in an official statement.
“There are numerous statements and theories in the media regarding Gia’s death and her life that refer to sources close to Gia or friends of hers.
“As her mother, I am well aware of Gia’s close friends and her best friends and I am personally going on record to refute all statements to the media out there thus far with the exception of official statements we have released through publicist Penelope Jean Hayes, and those jointly with Ryan Anderson’s NBA team representation.
“Gia liked everyone and always found the good in people, however there were acquaintances that she had disassociated with whom are now speaking as her close friends.
“I don’t like to give further publicity by mentioning names here, however there is a particular individual, Loredana Ferriolo, identifying herself as Gia’s best friend and the fact is that Gia expressed directly to me that she did not trust this individual and her motives for her own public exposure.
“After the funeral, I do intend to speak about my dear daughter’s life and death, and will do so in an open disclosure way with a trusted media source. Thank you for all those truly concerned and God bless.”
Loredana Ferriolo – who became well known as one of Tiger Woods’ alleged mistresses – told the New York Daily News that she spoke to Gia Allemand the night she died.
“Either she was crying or she had a cold. I asked her and she paused and said, <<Yeah, I have a cold>>. I thought she was crying. But she insisted it was a cold.”
“I was with her a week before and everything was fine,” she added.
Loredana Ferriolo, 30, said that as far as she knew, Gia Allemand and her partner, Ryan Anderson, 25, who plays for the New Orleans Pelicans, were still going strong, although she admitted Gia missed her native East Coast.
“They were still together and talking every night and saying <<I love you>>,” said Loredana Ferriolo.
“I came forward because there was all this speculation that Gia was depressed or on drugs and that’s not true,” she said.
“I want to respect her memory.”