LOS ANGELES — A contestant on “Wipeout” has died after completing the game show’s obstacle course, authorities and sources near the manufacturing mentioned Friday.
The man in his 30s was declared no longer alive at a hospital shortly earlier than 7 p.m. Wednesday, Los Angeles County coroner’s spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani mentioned. The reason for demise has not been launched, and the person’s identify was being withheld till relations may very well be notified.
The actuality competitors show, by which contestants navigate an excessive obstacle course that includes large balls and pitfalls that usually end in spectacular crashes, ran on ABC from 2008 till 2014 and is being rebooted by TBS and manufacturing firm Endemol Shine North America.
Two individuals near the manufacturing mentioned the person had accomplished the course on the show’s set in Santa Clarita, California, when he wanted medical consideration. He was helped by on-site medical employees till paramedics arrived and took him to the hospital. The individuals spoke on situation of anonymity as a result of they weren’t approved to talk publicly.
The show stopped manufacturing Thursday and Friday and has a deliberate week off subsequent week, they mentioned. Its contestants bear a medical examination earlier than competing.
“We are devastated to have realized of his passing and our deepest sympathy goes out to the household.” TBS mentioned in a press release.
Endemol Shine launched a press release saying, “We supply our heartfelt condolences to the household and our ideas are with them right now.”
TBS introduced in April that the show could be returning, and it mentioned in September mentioned its new hosts could be John Cena and Nicole Byer. No premiere date had been set but.
The demise was first reported by TMZ.