Survivor Palau’s Jenn Lyon has died

Fourth-place Survivor Palau cast member Jenn Lyon died yesterday. She was 37, and is the first of Survivor’s 301 cast members to die.

Cast members revealed the news and mourned her loss on Facebook and Twitter. Anthony Robinson wrote, “Jenn Lyon passed away this evening. The world is a bit diminished, and denied one of the most beautiful smiles ever to grace Survivor.” Eliza Orlins wrote, “2/27/72-1/19/10 Jenn Lyon brought more good to this world in her almost 38 years than most will in a lifetime. Jenn, I’ll miss you. R.I.P.”

Jenn was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in 2005, and wrote about her “radical bilateral mastectomy” and other treatment. A year ago, a fan made a video that compiled footage of her on the show, set to sad music:

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