Two people familiar with the production said the man completed the course on the show’s set in Santa Clarita, Calif., When he needed medical attention. He was helped by the medical staff on site until paramedics arrived and took him to the hospital. People spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.The show ceased production Thursday and Friday and has a week off scheduled for next week, they said. Its competitors undergo a medical examination before competing.
“We are devastated to learn of his passing and our deepest sympathy goes out to the family. TBS said in a statement.
Endemol Shine issued a statement saying, “We offer our deepest condolences to the family and our thoughts are with them at this time.”
TBS announced in April that the show would return, and it said in September that its new hosts would be John Cena and Nicole Byer. No premiere date had yet been set.
The death was first reported by TMZ.