Survivor Fans Mourning Loss of ‘Blood vs Water’ Contestant Caleb Bankston
Survivor fans and players are mourning the loss of one of their own. 'Blood vs Water' contestant Caleb Bankston has died at age 26. He was killed when the train he on was railed. Bankston worked for the Alabama Warrior Railway in Birmingham and competed on 'Survivor' with his fiance Colton last year.
The news saddened the Survivor community. 'Caleb was an amazing man and friend. One of the sweetest and most sincere humans I've ever come across. I am gutted by his loss. My thoughts and prayers are with his family,' fellow contestant Aras Baskauskas tells PEOPLE.
Other former Survivor players took to social media to express their grief over Bankston's death.
Shocking news: We lost a member of our #Survivor fraternity to a workplace accident. R.I.P. Caleb Bankston! My condolences to his loved ones
— Billy Garcia (@REALBillyGarcia) June 25, 2014
You will be missed @CalebOndus; one of the most kind, loving and authentic people I've ever met. Thank you for sharing your light with us.
— Vytas Baskauskas (@vytasyoga) June 25, 2014
Unfortunately it sounds like it's true. As per thegamesurvivor Caleb Bankston has died. awful awful news. Our hearts go out to him and his.
— Jonathan Penner (@SurvivorPenner) June 25, 2014