Monday night on Bachelor in Paradise, a title card was aired in tribute “in loving memory” to the late David Del Fonzo.
He had been involved with the show for many years, but who was he?
Who is David Del Fonzo?
According to Carter Matt, Del Fonzo had been part of the staff at Bachelor Nation for a long time.
Del Fonzo worked for the shows in a variety of roles throughout the years. He was the senior story producer, an executive assistant to creator Mike Fleiss, and a digitizer and an assistant editor.
Del Fonzo was a long-time employee and friend in the Bachelor world of television shows. He died recently, although there is no word on how long ago it was.
According to IMDb, Del Fonzo worked on The Bachelor, Bachelor in Paradise, The Bachelorette, Copycat, and Bachelor Pad.
David had a part in the production of the Bachelor shows for many years, and left the world with many loved ones and friends, and the tribute on Bachelor in Paradise tonight was a small part of them honoring their long-time friend.
Tributes for David Del Fonzo
Independent filmmaker Jasmine Teran left a nice tribute for David Del Fonzo, saying that Bachelor in Paradise is “pointless trash” but was thoughtful in their dedication to Del Fonzo, who Teranm knew since college.
I watch Bachelor in Paradise for the pointless trash of it all, but am thankful for their thoughtfulness in remembering David Del Fonzo tonight. I have great college memories, and he is in so many of them. A gem of a guy gone way too soon. 🖤
— Jasmine Teran (@jasminegoesto11) August 20, 2019
Anna Robinson, who was part of Bachelor Nation, called Del Fonzo a friend and said that it was him who made her Bachelor dream come true. She then thanked him for everything he did for her and her family.
I just find out that my friend David Del Fonzo passed away.,,. He was the guy who made my bachelor dream come true ❤️ Del, I can’t thank you enough for all you did for me and my family! I’m so saddened by your… https://t.co/2IMhKHZdZg
— Anna Robinson (@AnnaHappygirl10) August 8, 2019