Two-time ‘Survivor’ alum, Keith Nale, dies at age 62 – Nationwide

Two-time Survivor contestant and fan-favorite Keith Nale has died. He was 62.

Nale’s son, Wes, broke the information to Leisure Tonight on Tuesday.

“He handed away this afternoon. He’d been battling most cancers for the previous few months. We came upon about it in January,” Wes instructed the outlet.

It isn’t instantly clear what sort of most cancers Nale had.

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Nale’s brother, Kevin Nale, instructed ET that Nale’s dying was “a life taken means too quickly.”

“It occurred so shortly. Most cancers ate him up. He handed this afternoon at his residence in Shreveport, Louisiana,” stated Kevin.

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Nale, who was a firefighter, competed on Survivor: San Juan del Sur in 2014 and Survivor: Cambodia in 2015. His son Wes additionally competed alongside him in San Juan del Sur.

In San Juan, Nale succeeded in making it to the ultimate 4 contestants, however was finally bested by Natalie Anderson, who received the season. An underdog, Nale received a number of Immunity Challenges and possessed a Hidden Immunity Idol.

‘Survivor’ host Jeff Probst awards Keith Nale with the Immunity Necklace throughout the seventh episode of Survivor 29, ‘Survivor: San Juan del Sur.’.

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Whereas competing in Cambodia, Keith took a extra collaborative strategy, however finally misplaced the profitable title to Jeremy Collins. Nale was eradicated from the sport simply two days earlier than the ultimate Tribal Council.

Kelley Wentworth, who competed with Nale in Cambodia, tweeted a tribute on Tuesday.

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“Keith – a person with the purest coronary heart, who introduced humour into moments the place it was wanted most. I’m grateful I had the chance to satisfy Keith & share reminiscences collectively on the seashores of Nicaragua & Cambodia,” she wrote. “My coronary heart is with all the Nale household. It is a devastating loss.”

Wentworth shared a clip from Survivor wherein Nale drives a tuk-tuk, a motorized rickshaw in style in Cambodia.

A number of different Survivor alumni additionally shared condolences.

“He was at all times a delight, had nice humour, instructed hilarious tales and located a lot pleasure in life,” wrote Stephen Fishbach, who competed on Survivor: Tocantins and Survivor: Cambodia. “We have been by no means as soon as aligned, however he couldn’t have been nicer. He taught me to pluck a hen.”

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Collins, the Survivor: Cambodia winner, wrote, “You can be missed Keith, however your legacy will dwell on. Relaxation in energy my firefighter/survivor brother.”

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Jon Dalton, generally often called Jonny Fairplay, wrote that Nale “made me giggle so many instances.” Dalton competed on Survivor: Pearl Islands and Survivor: Micronesia.

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‘Survivor’ may be watched on-demand or on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. ET on World TV.

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