‘Wipeout’ Contestant Dies After Completing Obstacle Course On TV Show

After finishing the obstacle course of the ABC TV show ‘Wipeout’, a participant on the forthcoming reboot of Wipeout died.

Deadline reported with sources near to the production that the TBS contestant sought immediate care after finishing the course and was seen by medical practitioners until paramedics were called and the contestant was rushed to the hospital, where he eventually died.

The incident took place at the exhibition venue in Santa Clarita, CA, on Wednesday.

The reboot was ordered by the WarnerMedia cable network in April with Endemol Shine North America producing a 20-episode run.

The series previously ran for seven seasons and 130 episodes on ABC between 2008 and 2014. Created by Matt Kunitz and Scott Larsen, the series, which was originally filmed at Sable Ranch in Santa Clarita, went on to become a massive international hit with local versions in more than 30 territories including the UK and Germany.

“We are devastated to have learned of his passing and our deepest sympathy goes out to the family,” a TBS spokeswoman said.

“We offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and our thoughts are with them at this time,” an Endemol Shine North America spokesman added.

Source Credit: Deadline.com

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