Entertainment 'Survivor: Gabon' Contestant Dies Unexpectedly At Age 40

16:20  04 january  2017
16:20  04 january  2017 Source:   HuffPost

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Dan Kay, a contestant on “Survivor: Gabon ― Earth’s Last Eden” who also worked as an attorney, died unexpectedly on Dec. 31. He was 40.

Kay was “known for his hard work, dedication, attention to detail and strong work ethic,” according to his obituary from Lambert Funeral Home & Creamatory.

“His desire to be challenged and his quest for adventure lead to his participation on the reality show,” reads the obit, which also notes Kay’s skiing and running accomplishments.

He appeared in the CBS show’s 17th season, set in the African nation Gabon in 2008 at age 32. He left the season along with fellow contestant Ace Gordon in a double-elimination episode after a keep-away game between the two tribes, Kota and Fang. As a contestant, he credited the work ethic of his mother, a nurse who cared for his father after he became disabled, as a strong influence on his own.

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Survivor : Gabon contestant Dan Kay has died “ unexpectedly ” on New Year’s Eve, as previously reported by People. Kay, the eight person to be voted out on Survivor : Gabon back in 2008, was an attorney at Brookline, Hampshire. He died at the age 40 . He earned a bachelor’s degreee at UMass-Amherst and a law degree from Syracuse University. Kay was survived by his two children, Reese Elizabeth and Jackson “Jax” Russell-Reid, his girlfriend Jennifer DePietro, mother Jean-Ann, and sister Andrea.

Dan Kay, a contestant on ' Survivor : Gabon ,' has died unexpectedly at age 40 . Dan Kay, a former contestant on Survivor : Gabon , died unexpectedly on Dec. 31, according to an obituary from the Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory. He was 40 . Kay, an attorney from Brookline, New Hampshire, was born in 1976. He earned a bachelor’s degree from UMass-Amherst and, later, a law degree from Syracuse University.

“Survivor” host Jeff Probst tweeted condolences to the former contestant’s family on Wednesday:

Kay was born in Walpole, Massachusetts, in June 1976. He leaves behind two children, a girlfriend, a sister and his mother.

No specific cause of death had been given as of Wednesday morning.

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