Who is David Del Fonzo? If you are asking this question following tonight’s Bachelor in Paradise, CarterMatt hopes to shed some light on this for you.
David was the subject of an “in loving memory” title card at the end of the episode, which is meant to honor someone who is unfortunately no longer with us. For television shows, there is no better way to honor someone than making sure that they are immortalized at the end of an episode. It ensures that their memory lives on, and that viewers spend some time finding out more about them.
With David del Fonzo, we are speaking about someone who has been a part of the Bachelor Nation staff for some time. He worked in a wide array of roles for the franchise, whether it be an executive assistant to creator Mike Fleiss, a senior story producer, an assistant editor, and a digitizer. He was a part of this world for many years. His work on the show may be under the radar, but we have seen an outpouring of love from a number of those who worked with him. We know that his death is recent, but we don’t want to disclose additional information out of respect for his family and friends. The loss is private, but we felt through this article we could offer some insight as to what he meant to the franchise.
We do think that sometimes, it can be easy to forget about the fact that through all of the comedy and the craziness of Bachelor Nation, there are real people behind the scenes who make their living trying to make this show great. They take pride in their work and put their all into it, despite the long hours and the frequent travel. The fact that David had a part in the franchise’s production for many years speaks to his excellence in his field, and also how everyone else in production must have thought of him.
Our thoughts go out to David Del Fonzo’s friends and loved ones in what still must be a very sad time. (Photo: ABC)