There have been numerous shut calls through the years on the U.S. model of Survivor. But fortunately, nobody has ever died whereas filming. Tragically, the identical can’t be mentioned for the worldwide variations of the show the place a number of contestants have died throughout filming. Here’s what it’s essential to find out about what occurred in these incidents.
A French ‘Survivor’ Contestant Had A Heart Attack While Filming
In 2013, a person named Gerald Babin, who was solely 25 on the time, died through the first day of filming on the French model of Survivor in Koh Rong, which is off Cambodia’s southwest coast, reported The Hollywood Reporter.
THR additionally mentioned that authorities opened an investigation into his dying as a result of when Babin initially collapsed, he was recognized with dehydration and handled on the native infirmary. Accusations have been later made by way of Closer journal that Babi was solely airlifted to a close-by hospital two hours later and it was throughout this switch that he suffered a sequence of cardiac arrests. The journal’s supply mentioned Babin was not handled instantly in order to not intervene with filming and that he was not flown to a hospital at first as a result of it was too costly. The official reason for dying was listed as “coronary heart failure in dilated cardiomyopathy,” which THR reported indicated Babin had an undetected pre-existing situation.
A couple of weeks after Babin’s dying, the show’s workers doctor, Thierry Costa, dedicated suicide following the accusations that Babin’s remedy was delayed in order to not intervene with filming. In his suicide observe, he mentioned the accusations have been false. Host Denis Brogniart and Adventure Line Productions additionally denied these allegations and mentioned Babin was given rapid medical remedy. Brogniart additionally mentioned that the manufacturing had nothing to do along with his dying.
The season of Survivor that was to have featured Babin was canceled after his dying.
A Bulgarian ‘Survivor’ Contestant Died of a Heart Attack Too
In 2009, a 53-year-old man named Moncho Vodnicharov collapsed whereas filming the Bulgarian model of the show within the central Philippines. He later died on the hospital and the dying was dominated a coronary heart assault.
The CBC reported that he died after finishing a problem, nevertheless it was unknown what sort of problem the contestants have been competing in on the time. The CBC additionally mentioned that Vodnicharov was the mayor of southern Bulgarian city Radnevo.
A Pakistani ‘Survivor’ Contestant Drowned While Filming
Also in 2009, a contestant on the Pakistani model of the show drowned whereas competing in a swimming problem, reported The Hollywood Reporter.
Saad Khan, 32, was swimming throughout a lake whereas carrying a 15-pound backpack. He cried out for assist and went below the water. The crew and fellow contestants rushed to avoid wasting him however couldn’t discover him at nighttime lake waters. Divers later recovered his physique.
The dying occurred through the show’s tenth episode, nevertheless it was not reported publicly till his physique had been flown house to Pakistan.
Survivor hopes to movie season 41 within the spring of 2021 for a fall 2021 premiere.