'The Amazing Race' Season 34 on CBS: A glance at all the contestants who died after the show
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: While Season 33 experienced glitches like it had gotten delayed due to COVID-19 in the last year 2021, this time, ardent fans would not have to wait for more time. 'The Amazing Race' Season 34 premieres on September 21, 2022, at 10/9C on CBS. We know that contestants had their share of injuries in this reality show. But, has it ever occurred to you, what about those contestants who have died after the series?
Before the reality show premiere, let us take a look at all the reality show contestants who have unfortunately died.
Contestants who have died after the show
1. 'The Amazing Race' Season 1 contestant Emily's mother Nancy died at 56 years old from ALS disease in December 2011
Emily and her late mother Nancy had participated in the inaugural season of the competition reality series, 'The Amazing Race' Season 1 on CBS. Emily's mother Nancy had fought hard with the ALS disease, but unfortunately, she lost her life to ALS, also commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. She died on December 8, 2011. She was 56 years old at the time of her death. But before her death, Nancy had attended her daughter Emily's wedding in 2009.
For those unaware, in the show, Emily and Nancy Hoyt decided to skip a detour. As a result, they both got penalized for 24 hours and went down a spot in the ranks. Due to it, they got eliminated when they finished the India leg of the race in fifth place out of five teams.
2. Renee Rogers from 'The Amazing Race: Family Edition' Season 8 died in November 2013
Late Renee Rogers lost her life due to pancreatic cancer. She died on November 24, 2013. She was 51 years old at the time of her death. Interestingly, her daughter Brittney tied the knot and became Mrs. Brittney Collins before her mother's death.
For those who do not know, the Rogers family got eliminated from the show when they lost and came last at a detour that cost them the game in 'The Amazing Race: Family Edition' Season 8 on CBS. This is an unknown fact, but Renee was an advocate of local school sports programs and identified athletes who also excel in school.
3. 'The Amazing Race' Season 21 fame contestant Sheila Castle died in June 2016 at 48-year-old
For the fans who aren't aware of this, it is true that late contestant Sheila Castle and Rob Scheer initially came into the Season 21 of the reality show as an engaged couple that aired in 2010 on CBS. They both were the first team to come back home. On the bright side, the duo got hitched after the show. The couple spent four years enjoying the adventure and fishing at every turn. This all suddenly changed and their love story came to a permanent halt when Sheila sadly lost her life on June 19, 2016. She had been 48-year-old at the time of her death. She suffered from a severe aneurysm that led to her death.
4. 'The Amazing Race' Season 25 contestant Dr Jim Raman died at 42-year-old on March 12, 2019, in South Carolina
Jim Raman suddenly passed away on March 12, 2019, in South Carolina. He was 42 years old at the time of his death. The reason for his death hasn't been disclosed.
Late Jim Raman and his wife Misti were a pair of dentists who specialized in orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry. This real-life couple competed in the Season 25 of 'The Amazing Race' on CBS which aired in 2014.
Many people might not know about this but, after winning the first leg of Season 25 of the game reality series, both Misti and Jim became the first team in that season that won the Save, which kept them safe from elimination until the ninth week. The married couple used that strategically and came second in the show.
'The Amazing Race: Canada' Season 5 fame Kenneth McAlpine died on August 26, 2019, in a hiking accident at 28-year-old
Kenneth McAlpine died during his hiking trip at Mount Gimli in British Columbia. He suffered an accident and had a substantial fall. He had gone hiking alone on his birthday at Mount Gimli but didn't return home in the evening. He died on August 26, 2019. He had been 28 years old during his death.
For people that are unaware, in 'The Amazing Race: Canada' Season 5, a team of risk-taking best friends named Kenneth McAlpine and Ryan LaChapelle competed against other teams to see if they could win the grand prize and this duo finished second in the season.