REALITY TV star Charlie Newling has died after his car plunged off a 230ft cliff.
The 36-year-old, who appeared on The Bachelorette Australia 2018, was found dead just weeks after giving birth to his second child.
Bachelorette Australia star Charlie Newling has died aged 36 Credit: Charlie Newling – Facebook
Charlie was found dead after his car plunged off a 230ft cliff in SydneyCredit: OnScene Bondi
Emergency services rushed to the scene in Dover HeightsCredit: OnScene Bondi
Charlie was a contestant on Ali Oetjen’s season of The Bachelorette 2018. Credit: Channel 10
Emergency services rushed to the scene on Saturday night and found his car on fire at the bottom of a cliff in Sydney’s Dover Heights, reports Daily Mail Australia.
Police said his death is not being treated as suspicious.
Charlie – who worked as a builder – reportedly welcomed a baby girl with his partner Kristal Taylor just eight weeks ago.
He also has a 13-year-old son from a previous relationship.
Charlie was an instant favorite on Ali Oetjen’s season of The Bachelor – he ended up finishing fourth in the series.
Channel 10 viewers nicknamed him “Mr Perfect” after he boasted about his strong “family values”.
Charlie’s Bachelor co-star Danny Harris-Wolf reacted to his tragic death on Instagram, writing: “Oh my god Charlie was a decent guy to me.”
After the series, Charlie dated Dasha Gaivoronski from Honey Badger’s season of The Bachelor, and later began a romance with influencer Esme DeWitt in 2019.
He was in a relationship with Kristal since 2021.
The TV star kept a low profile until last September when he was accused of threatening to torture and kill his stepfather.
During the trial, Charlie’s attorney said his client struggled with alcohol abuse.
The judge admitted that Charlie suffered childhood trauma after his father died of an overdose in 2018.
He spent a month in custody and served the rest of his 13-month prison sentence in the community.
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Helicopters were called in to search for the wreckage of the vehicleCredit: OnScene Bondi
Charlie’s death is not being treated as suspicious Credit: OnScene Bondi
Appeared on The Bachelorette 2018. Credit: Channel 10
Charlie was nicknamed ‘Mr Perfect’ by Channel 10 viewers. Credit: Channel 10
Charlie died just eight weeks after welcoming his second child Credit: Charlie Newling – Facebook