Angie Yakush, a competitor from Survivoris the tenth season, died January 8, after losing a long battle with cancer, reports People. She was 40.
Yakush was only 25 when she was dumped Survivor: Palau in 2005. At the time, she was working as a bartender and artist in New Orleans, LA.
When she arrived at the game, she was directed to the first tribal council after the Wlong tribe lost the immunity challenge. She then impressed her tribe by performing well in challenges, breaking her tribe’s initial judgments about her colorful tattoos and bold piercings.
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“Three years ago, we heard from her family that she was fighting cancer.” Palau the Coby Archa cast told People. “We raised money for her treatment. She was not in glory, but only in the experience of Survivor. She came, played, and returned to her life in New Orleans. She liked her life that way. “
Yakush is the second cast from Survivor: Palau to pass. Jen Lyon died in 2010 after her battle with breast cancer. Archa posted a photo in honor on Instagram (below) of his two lost nephews.
Yakush has been abandoned by her husband of nine years, Stephen Calandra.