Umm, this is NOT what we were expecting from TLC.
Check out the official statement (below)!
[Image via TLC.]
Our hearts are aching for those who knew Caleb Bankston.
The Survivor: Blood vs. Water contestant tragically lost his life on Tuesday when a Birmingham, Alabama train he was working on derailed.
As if it wasn't horrific enough, the Alabama Warrior Railway worker was due to marry his co-star and fiance Colton Cumbie this October.
While Colton's tweets are private, fellow Twitter users reported that Colton wrote:
"I just wish it was me…."
And we wish we could hug you, Colton!!!
Based on the responses from his other former castmates, Caleb was dearly beloved and will be deeply missed.
Read some more broken-hearted tweets (below).
You will be missed @CalebOndus; one of the most kind, loving and authentic people I've ever met. Thank you for sharing your light with us.
— Vytas Baskauskas (@vytasyoga) June 25, 2014
My heart is aching!!!
— Laura Morett (@LauraMorett) June 25, 2014
Today the world lost one of the kindest most chill dudes ever to grace this earth. Caleb, we love and miss you.
— Tyson Apostol (@TysonApostol) June 25, 2014
[Image via CBS.]