Survivor: Redemption Island alum Ralph Kiser died on Wednesday, April 20. He was 56.
The Survivor season 22 competitor’s explanation for loss of life was a coronary heart assault, The Sun reported on Wednesday.
“He was a hardworking man and a rattling good hunter,” Ralph’s nephew, George Kiser, informed the outlet, noting that the loss of life occurred round 3:15 a.m.
The Virginia native was thrilled after he lastly bought accepted to be on the CBS actuality present in 2011 after making use of a number of occasions.
“I’ve needed to be on the present for years and knew at some point I’d get my probability,” Ralph wrote in his official CBS biography on the time. “I wish to be a hometown hero for the oldsters again residence!”
The farmer was assured that his background and love of the land would function an asset throughout the competitors.
“I’m a mountain man,” he mentioned on the time. “I do know vegetation, bushes and what most of their makes use of are. I may construct something; begin a hearth wherever and make individuals consider something I say I would be the king at camp as a result of I can construct shelter, cook dinner, discover meals and be the chief.”
Ralph, who completed in ninth place general after being eradicated on Day 33, was keen about his farm and the work he did there.
“I’ve been at all of it my life. I’m at all times amazed at my animals — how they develop and survive,” he wrote in his present bio. “Having the ability to watch the circle of life go ’spherical and be part of it’s a very satisfying journey that I by no means get bored with.”
Survivor: Ghost Island alum Donathan Hurley paid tribute to the late reality star by way of Twitter on Wednesday, writing, “RIP Ralph Kiser! 💔 (from Redemption Island) @survivorcbs #Survivor.”
Survivor tremendous fan Michael Allbright mourned the loss via a Facebook message, recalling a number of conferences with the previous TV character.
“It was actually enjoyable to satisfy Ralph and his household on the Redemption Island finale after which later at a couple of charity occasions,” he wrote on the time alongside a photograph of him with Ralph. “When you’ve got fond reminiscences of Ralph please submit them. I don’t know about funeral preparations or something, but when there may be an replace, I’ll cross that on.”