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French Survivor Season Canceled After Contestant Dies On The First Day Of Filming

Hollywood Reporter - Production of the French Survivor adaptation Koh-Lanta has been stopped and the series canceled for the 2013 season following the death of a contestant during filming in Cambodia. Channel TF1 and production company Adventure Line Productions (ALP) jointly made the decision to cancel the season. “It is not really a question,” said TF1 spokespersonAlexander Petit following the death. “Everyone is being flown back to France.” No decision has been made about the long-term continuation of the series. Gerald Babin, 25 years old, died Friday after suffering cardiac arrest during the first day of filming. After the group jumped from a boat and participated in a tug-of-war, Babin complained of cramps in his arms and was given medical attention at the scene by the staff doctor before being airlifted by helicopter to a nearby hospital. He suffered a series of cardiac arrests during the transfer before reaching the facility, the companies said.

Worst Survivor contestant of all time. Leave it to France to screw this one up. Like hey France you’re supposed to lose at tug of war and then someone extinguishes your candle in a symbolic manner. You’re not supposed to acually die.