Angie Jakusz, a participant in the CBS show Survivor: Palau, died Jan. 8 in New Orleans of cancer at the age of 40, according to news reports.
Jakusz was born in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and lived in San Francisco and New York before moving to New Orleans.
Jakusz was cast on the show in 2005 while working as a bartender. She immediately attracted attention on the show because of her colorful tattoos. However, she confused low expectations and became a popular contestant with viewers. She survived several tribal councils before being voted out.