Reality star Charlie Newling dies just weeks after welcoming his second child
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Reality star Charlie Newling has tragically died just weeks after welcoming his second child.
The 36-year-old, who appeared on Ali Oetjen's season of The Bachelorette back in 2018, has tragically passed away after his car dropped from a cliff in Dover Heights, Sydney, at 11pm on Saturday (9 September).
Emergency services arrived at Raleigh Reserve after being alerted to the car incident by locals where they found his car on fire at the bottom of the 230-foot cliff.
A New South Wales Police spokesperson has confirmed that Newling's death is not being treated as suspicious.
During Newling's stint on The Bachelorette, he was a fan-favourite with many viewers dubbing him 'Mr Perfect' after praising his 'family values'.
Newling briefly dated ex-Bachelor star Dasha Gaivoronski after leaving the show.
Since then, he recently welcomed his daughter with partner Kristal Taylor, who he had been with since 2021, just eight weeks ago and is understood to have a second child, a 13-year-old boy, from a previous relationship.
Footage from the time showed Newling having a physical altercation with bouncers just two days after being kicked off the show.
Following his brief moment of fame on the show, Newling went on to have a few other encounters with the law.
In September of last year, Newling - who worked as a builder following his appearance on The Bachelorette - was sentenced to a 13-month prison sentence for threatening to torture and kill his stepfather in a series of 37 text messages over a three-hour period.
He spent one month in custody and served the rest of his sentence in the community.
The court also heard Newling had previously struggled with alcohol abuse and was convicted of a mid-range drink driving offence back 2021.
Magistrate Ross Hudson also heard how the father-of-two had suffered childhood trauma, after having to provide care for his biological paraplegic father when he was just a teenager.
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