Survivor Millennials vs. Gen X contestant and jury member Sunday Burquest died Sunday, April 18, 2021, at age 50. A breast cancer survivor, she was diagnosed with esophageal and ovarian cancer last summer.
Sunday was the second former Survivor player to die this year, following Survivor Palau player Angie Jakusz’s death at age 40 on Jan. 8, 2021, also from cancer.
Since Survivor premiered in 2000, a total of 590 players have competed, and nine of those contestants have died.
This is a look back at all those Survivor players and their legacies, in the game and outside of it. The list is in chronological order of their deaths.
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On reality blurred, which I created 20 years ago as a place to collect interesting links I found, I now review and recommend reality shows, documentaries, and nonfiction entertainment; analyze news and report from behind the scenes; and interview people who create and star in reality TV shows.