Rolandas Juodvalkis death: Bachelorette dedicates recent episode

Olivia Olphin June 8, 2021
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Who is Rolandas Juodvalkis? His death was announced at the end of the most recent Bachelorette episode. We give you all the information about the dedication to him in this week’s episode, as season 17 of the hit matchmaking show gets underway. Here’s what you need to know about Rolandas Juodvalkis on the Bachelorette.

Who is Rolandas Juodvalkis? Bachelorette fans want to know

According to reports Rolandas Juodvalkis was part of, or linked to the Bachelorette 2021 team.

However, it is not clear exactly what role he played. Whether he was part of the production team, or simply a close friend of a member who worked on the show.

According to a Facebook profile of the same name Juodvalkis was a businessman originally from Vilinius, Lithuania. However, he moved to live permanently in Santa Monica, California.

The Bachelorette season 17 gets underway

The Bachelorette is a dating TV show that has been running since 8 January 2003. It is a spin-off of the original dating game show The Bachelor from 2002.

The programme is now in its 17th season and aims to match up hopeful suitors to one lucky Bachelorette.


This season The Bachelorette is Katie Thurston. She previously made a memorable entrance on Matt James’ season of The Bachelor when she greeted him with a pink, sparkly vibrator.

Fans loved her emphasis on sex positivity and can’t wait to see her find love on this season of The Bachelorette.

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Thurston has said about the new season: “I’m going to navigate this on my own, and I just have to kind of go into it hoping for the best and figuring it out as I go.” 

Death of Bachelorette contestant rocks fans

The most recent episode of The Bachelorette was dedicated to Rolandas Juodvalkis. His death was announced on 7 June 2021.

Fans have been posting on Twitter wondering what contribution Juodvalkis made to the show.

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At the present moment the cause of death of Rolandas Juodvalkis has not been announced.

While episode 1 of season 17 of the show ended with the words “in loving memory of Rolandas Juodvalkis” it is unclear why this specific episode was dedicated to him.

We send our condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time.

Olivia Olphin is an English Literature graduate and a film and literature fanatic. She has many years of reviewing experience, recently working as accredited press for the London Film Festival. She has also written widely about culture and sex education, as well as LGBTQ+ and women's issues.