TV Doctor Kills Self After French ‘Survivor’ Death

by | April 2, 2013 at 8:13 AM | Survivor

"Koh-Lanta," the French version of "Survivor"

PARIS (AP) — French broadcaster TF1 says a doctor on its version of tropical reality show “Survivor” has committed suicide, following the death of a contestant last month.

The broadcaster says that Thierry Costa killed himself Monday in Cambodia, where the new season of the hit show “Koh-Lanta” was being filmed. The 38-year-old Costa left a suicide note, in which he blamed the media for smearing his name.

Last month an inquiry into “involuntary homicide” was launched into the sudden death of a contestant who had been treated by Costa for cramps.

Anonymous accusations appeared in the media accusing Costa and the production company Adventure Line of negligence — a charge that all parties vehemently denied.

In a statement, TF1 says it “shares the pain” of the Costa family.

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