Two-time ‘Survivor’ contestant Keith Neal has died at the age of 62

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April 19, 2023 | 4:53 a.m

His family has confirmed the death of two-time ‘Survivor’ contestant Keith Neal at the age of 62.

Sad Neil’s son, Wes Neil, she told Entertainment Tonight His father passed away on Tuesday afternoon.

He added, “He has been battling cancer for the past few months and we found out in January.”

His brother, Kevin Neal, added that their father’s life “got in the way early.”

Keith, who hails from Louisiana, was a contestant on two seasons of “Survivor” in 2015.

He appeared on two versions of the show, including “Survivor: San Juan del Sur” and “Survivor: Cambodia” both of which aired that year.

Wes appeared in “Survivor: San Juan del Sur” alongside his father.

Tributes poured in following the sad news of Keith’s death, with former “Survivor: San Juan del Sur” co-star Kelly Wentworth TwitterKeith – a man with the purest heart, who brought humor to the moments when it was needed most.

His son, Keith Neal, said he had been battling cancer for the past few months.
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Father-son team Keith Nale and Wes Nale compete on an episode of “Survivor”.
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“I am grateful to have had the opportunity to meet Keith and share memories together on the beaches of Nicaragua and Cambodia.”

“My thoughts are with Nale’s entire family. This is a huge loss,” she added.

“My condolences to the Big D family, Wes, Austin and the entire Nale family,” Keith’s other co-star Jeremy Collins said. books. “You will be missed Keith but your legacy will live on. Stay in power brother survivor/firefighter.”

Keith Neal has been on two editions of the show, including “Survivor: San Juan del Sur” and “Survivor: Cambodia.”
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Former contestants expressed their condolences to Keith Neal on social media.
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Keith Neal competes for immunity during the eleventh episode of “Survivor”.
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Keith notably made it to the final four of the series before being voted off just one day before the final Tribal Council during his first term.

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It became a firm fan favorite which led him to make a defiant comeback for “Survivor: Cambodia”.

Keith was eventually sent home for the second time when Wentworth won immunity, but paid tribute to the series after his exit.

to talk to UpRoxx In 2014, the former firefighter opened up about what it was like to compete in his fifties.

“They were touched,” he said of his fellow firefighters, “because I was fifty-three.” Granted now this isn’t 93, but this isn’t 23 either.

“They were all after me, a great bunch of guys. They wanted me to win it and, you know, bring it back to Louisiana. But it just didn’t happen.”




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