Omg! How sad.
Staff doctor, Thierry Costa from French Survivor took his life yesterday in Cambodia after contestant Gerald Babin suffered a heart attack and unfortunately died.
The late 25-year-old went into cardiac arrest on the first day of filming the show's 12th season after he completed two challenges, which included jumping off a boat and swimming to shore to compete in a tug-of-war on the beach… and once Babin was done with the challenges, he experienced arm cramps and immediately fell to the ground.
Costa then ordered an emergency helicopter, but after the production team didn't want to give Gerald immediate attention because they didn't want to stop filming, he was taken away on a boat, rather than a chopper because it was considered "too costly."
The only problem with this was that "unjust accusations and assumptions [were] made against [Thierry]," which initially led to his suicide.
Ten days after Babin died, Costa left a note and committed suicide, he wrote:
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