A participant in the game show ‘Wipeout’ died on Wednesday after going into cardiac arrest after the end of an obstacle course, spokesmen from TBS and the production company Endemol Shine North America have confirmed.
Sources close to the production say the participant had completed the course but required medical attention after leaving the course. He was then attended to by on-site emergency services, after which paramedics were called to the kit and the participant was transported to a local hospital.
No further information about the participant has been released. All “Wipeout” participants undergo medical examinations before being cleared to participate.
TMZ first reported the news of his death.
A spokesman for TBS, the WarnerMedia-owned network that broadcasts the series, said Variety, “We are devastated to have heard of his passing, and our deepest sympathy goes out to the family.”
“We extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and our thoughts are with them at this time,” said a representative from Endemol Shine North America, the manufacturing company behind “Wipeout.”
There is a scheduled break in the footage for the Thanksgiving holiday. The show plans to resume filming for a while after this break.