'Wipeout' Contestant Dies After Completing Course

1:34 PM PST 11/20/2020 by Ryan Parker

“We are devastated to have learned of his passing and our deepest sympathy goes out to the family," a TBS spokesperson said in a statement. 

Wipeout contestant died Wednesday after completing the course for the TBS show, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed.

The unidentified male contestant suffered an undisclosed medical emergency on the Santa Clarita set.

“We are devastated to have learned of his passing and our deepest sympathy goes out to the family," a TBS spokesperson said in a statement.

The contestant was treated by on-site medical personnel before being taken to the hospital but did not survive. All contestants undergo a medical exam before they are cleared to participate in the show.

"We offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and our thoughts are with them at this time," producers Endemol Shine North America said in a statement.

Wipeout is taking a scheduled holiday break, but production will resume after the Thanksgiving holiday.

John Cena and Nicole Byer host the reimagined obstacle course series.


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