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Male “Wipeout” Contestant Dies After Completing the Obstacle Course

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SJ - November 20, 2020

News broke on Friday that a male contestant on the game show "Wipeout" died on Wednesday after completing the course.

He is said to have gone into cardiac arrest shortly after he finished the course and was transported to the hospital.

From Variety:

A contestant on the game show ‘Wipeout’ died on Wednesday after going into cardiac arrest following the completion of an obstacle course, spokespeople from TBS and production company Endemol Shine North America have confirmed.

Sources close to production say the contestant had completed the course, but required medical attention after leaving the course. He was then attended to by on-site emergency professionals, after which paramedics were called to the set, and the contestant was transported to a local hospital.

No further information about the contestant has been released. All “Wipeout” contestants undergo medical exams before they are cleared to participate.

I don't know if we can say he died doing what he loved or not, but he did beat the Wipeout course.  Not everyone can say that.


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