Sad information for the Survivor household. Survivor: Palau contestant Cassandra Anne “Angie” Jacusz is no longer alive on the age of 40. Here’s what you could know.
Jacusz Died After a Battle With Cancer
TMZ first reported that Jacusz died final Friday, January 8, within the New Orleans space. The reason for dying has not but been launched, however a GoFundMe page that was initially created in January 2018 mentioned that in November 2017, Jakusz was recognized with “a uncommon type of squamous cell colorectal most cancers.”
The web site mentioned that it “took three months to diagnose” Jacusz’s sickness and so they incurred $30,000 in medical payments as a result of she was uninsured. She later turned certified for insurance coverage, however the household was on the lookout for assist in masking the a part of her care that was not coated.
“With a mixed therapy of chemotherapy and radiation, this type of most cancers has an 80 p.c success fee amongst sufferers,” the positioning reads. “While her therapy will likely be exhausting and taxing on her physique, Angie is a wholesome and robust 37-year-old lady and we anticipate her to make a full restoration.”
The web site additionally gave some biographical details about Jacusz. She was born March 27, 1980, in (*40*), Wisconsin, and frolicked in New York and San Francisco earlier than completely settling in New Orleans the place she labored as a bartender. She additionally loved portray, designing, stitching, and baking.
Her obituary reads, “Angie was an extremely passionate particular person with a rare lust for all times. Whether she was stitching, portray, drawing, doing nail artwork or make-up, costuming, studying, snorkeling, scuba diving, touring or simply elevating hell, she did it lovingly and with laser precision. She was a founding member of the New Orleans Noise Coalition and had been a contestant on season 10 of Survivor. She is survived by her husband of 9 years, Steven Calandra; her dad and mom, Linda and Wayne Jakusz; her brother, Jon Jakusz; a niece, Addison Calandra and a nephew, Leo Robert Probst-Jakusz.”
Angie’s Time on ‘Survivor
Jacusz competed on the tenth season of Survivor, which was filmed in Palau. It was the primary season to function 20 contestants, and it was additionally the notorious Ulong tribe season, the place each member of Ulong was voted out till it was simply Stephenie LaGrossa left.
Jacusz was a part of the ill-fated Ulong tribe. She was voted out after making an attempt to go after Bobby Jon Drinkard and completed in thirteenth place.
Her tribemate Coby Archa wrote on Twitter upon studying of her dying, “I knew she was battling most cancers just a few years in the past however I had no concept this was her finish. So unhappy. So very unhappy.”
Tribemate Kimberly Mullen added, “I discovered tonight of the passing of my castmate and tribe mate from Survivor Palau. Gone too quickly. embracer of life her mild extinguished too quickly the evening now darker rip angie.”
Archa additionally informed People, “People have to recollect again in 2005 ladies weren’t cast on Survivor with dreads and tattoos. She broke the casting barrier. Fans associated to her story a lot. And lots of people needed to see her play once more for her energy.”
He continued, “We had heard from her household 3 years in the past that she was battling most cancers. We raised some cash for her therapies. She wasn’t into the celebrity, simply the expertise of Survivor. She got here, she performed, and she or he went again to her life in New Orleans. She appreciated her life that manner.”