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Survivor players who have died

Survivor players who have died
The sun sets on Edge of Extinction during Survivor: Winners at War (Photo by Robert Voets/CBS Entertainment)

Two-time Survivor player Keith Nale died April 17, becoming the 14th Survivor player to die in the show’s 23-year history.

Keith played with his son Wes in Survivor: Blood vs. Water, placing fourth, and Survivor: Second Chance, placing fifth.

He’s the first Survivor alum to die this year; four died last year.

All Survivor players who’ve died

Since Survivor premiered in 2000, a total of 662 players have competed, and 14 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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Wednesday 19th of April 2023

Some we don't even remember.

Karen Zuckerman

Friday 22nd of April 2022

Thank you for always keeping us up to date with the latest news from the world of “reality television”. The loss of 10 Survivor cast members out of 600+ may seem like a small percentage, but the number who have been lost to cancer is heartbreaking. Thanks for giving each player a well rounded summary of their lives and the time spent in the spotlight. Your insightful thoughts, accurate information, and often humorous side notes have kept me reading your newsletter for many years now. Take care.