Former 90 Day Fiancé star Jason Hitch has sadly passed away at the age of 45.
Many viewers have paid their respects to the reality star and remembered his former marriage with Cassia Tavares on the TLC reality show.
Jason Hitch dies aged 45
Jason Hitch died in the ICU of a Florida hospital on Tuesday night, December 14th. He was only 45 years old.
As reported by TMZ, the former reality star died after contracting Covid-19.
“He will be missed by his family and many friends and fans whom he adored,” Jason’s sister Shannon told US Weekly.
Shannon told the outlet that Jason wasn’t vaccinated against the virus and that he didn’t have any pre-existing health problems.
TLC said in a statement to People: “We are saddened to hear about the passing of Jason Hitch and send our sincere condolences to his family and friends at this time.”
When were Jason and Cassia on the show?
Jason and Cassia appeared on the second season of 90 Day Fiancé in 2014. He was 38 years old and Cassia 23 when they met.
They first met on Facebook and it wasn’t long before they started applying for a K-1 visa so that Cassia could move to the United States.
But the pair called it quits in 2017 and finalised their divorce in 2018.
Cassia moved back to Brazil, before she returned to US for university, and Jason blamed the end of their relationship on “lack of communication”, as reported by Radar Online.
Cassie pays tribute to Jason
Cassia has paid a poignant tribute to Jason after learning the devastating news about his death.
Taking to her Instagram Stories, she wrote: “It’s always sad when someone you spent part of your life with stops breathing. I guess one could never be prepared for that. I wasn’t today.”
In her tribute, Cassia sent her condolences to Jason’s family and friends.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Jason’s family during this time.