Sad information for the “Survivor” household. “Millennials vs. Gen X” star Sunday Burquest died Sunday, April 18 after a years-long battle with most cancers. Her daughter Kennedy broke the information on Instagram and it was confirmed by Inside Survivor’s Martin Holmes.
Burquest Battled Several Kinds of Cancer
When Burquest competed on “Survivor,” she was already a breast most cancers survivor. She wrote in her CBS profile that what she was most proud of after her kids was beating breast most cancers.
“Besides my 4 superb children, I’m most proud of being a breast most cancers survivor,” wrote Burquest. “After 5 surgical procedures, eight rounds of chemotherapy, and 28 days of radiation—to not point out the horrible meds they put you on—I’m nonetheless right here! It was necessary to me that my children noticed me as a “warrior,” reasonably than as a whiner. Of course, it was laborious, however I would not let most cancers take over my life. Because of my religion, I used to be in a position to kick most cancers’s butt!”
Unfortunately, in summer season 2020, Burquest’s most cancers returned, this time in her ovaries and esophagus. At the time, she advised her Instagram followers that she was decided to beat it regardless of it being a stage 4 analysis.
“The esophageal most cancers began and traveled to my ovary. It’s not an excellent great point, of course, and never enjoyable to listen to, however I’ll say that I’ve already survived most cancers as soon as and I’ll survive it once more, which is why I’m sporting this shirt and saying proper now I survived it,” she mentioned in an Instagram video.
But in a subsequent video, she relayed the information that the most cancers had unfold to her lymph nodes and liver and that it was more than likely terminal.
Burquest is Survived by Her (*50*) and Four Children
Burquest leaves behind a husband, Jeff, and four children — sons Brock, Carter, and Tucker and daughter Kennedy. On her publish saying her mom’s loss of life, Kennedy Burquest wrote, “Thank you for combating as laborious as you probably did for so long as you probably did. Thank you for being a finest good friend, a task model, a sister, and my mom multi functional.”
The “Survivor” household was fast to supply phrases of assist and sympathy.
“You are your mother in so some ways, Kennedy,” wrote Adam Klein. “She at all times noticed you that means. When I look at you, I see her too. … She will information you, till you meet in the past.”
Rachel Ako wrote, “Sunday’s reminiscence lives on. Heart you, Kennedy. Let me know should you want something.”
Just a number of months in the past, Burquest acquired along with the “Survivor Mom Squad” that features Jill Behm of Survivor: Nicaragua, Lisa Keiffer of Survivor: Vanuatu, Leslie Nease of Survivor: China, and Carolyn Rivera of Survivor: Worlds Apart, Chrissy Hofbeck of Survivor: Heroes vs Healers vs Hustlers, and Burquest. During the get-together, they performed all of these loopy video games and made a “9 to five” music video. It seemed like a ton of enjoyable.
On a video recap of the weekend, Rivera wrote, “Forever Friends. ‘Survivor’ introduced us collectively and we’re so blessed for that. Making recollections that may final a lifetime! Love these girls!”
On Kennedy’s publish, Nease wrote, “Sending love and prayers to you and your loved ones. Your mother is actually one of probably the most stellar people I’ve ever met.”
Burquest is the ninth member of the “Survivor” household to move away.