A TBS spokesperson told CNN, “We are devastated to have learned of his passing, and our deepest sympathy goes out to the family.” Currently, we only know that the 30-something-year-old experienced chest pains and was declared dead at the hospital in Santa Clarita, Calif. (where the show is filmed) before 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
In 2009, cast member Tom Sparks died on the competition series. Tom Sparks, who was 33, started having knee pain and experiencing shortness of breath while on set for Wipe out in 2009.
It also wasn't known if he disclosed this information to the Wipe out producers (all candidates need to be forthcoming about their medical history and any pre-existing conditions before participating in the show). Tom had just graduated from USC's Rosenberg School for Communication and Journalism and had also just gotten married to Kate (they'd just gotten back from their honeymoon), who was also on Wipe out.
This is a tragic loss and our thoughts are with them at this time,” an Endemic production company spokesperson told Access. In September 2020, it was announced that Wipe out had just been revived by TBS and would be hosted by John Cent and Nicole Bye.
The show was originally created by Matt Units and Scott Larsen and filmed at Sable Ranch in Santa Clarita, Calif. TBS’s revival of Wipe out is currently in production, with hosts John Cent and Nicole Bye, and will continue filming after Thanksgiving even though a man in his 30s died Wednesday after running the show’s obstacle course.
The AP reported that a “man in his 30s was declared dead at a hospital shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday, Los Angeles County coroner’s spokeswoman Sarah Adamant said. TBS and Endemic, the show’s production company, both released predictably but still pathetically sparse statements.
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2. verb To kill, especially in large numbers. The highly contagious illness wiped out an entire community of people. An attack that large could wipe us all out. Ray wiped out the informant, just as the boss told him to.
We need to wipe out all of our personal information before we try to sell this computer. 6. verb To fall or tumble off of something, often a skateboard, surfboard, or bicycle.
I wiped out on my skateboard today and scraped my leg on the pavement. 7. verb To deplete the supply of something, often when it relates to finances.
I have a big family, so shopping for Christmas gifts totally wipes out my bank account every year. The demand for clean water wiped our supply out in days. 8. verb To cause someone financial hardship.
I invested a ton of money in that start-up, so its failure totally wiped me out. 9. verb To fail in a significant or spectacular way.
11. noun A fall or tumble off of something, often a skateboard, surfboard, or bicycle. As a noun, the phrase is usually hyphenated.
To fall off or away from something, such as a bicycle, skates, a surfboard, a skateboard, etc. McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs.
Destroy, as in The large chains are wiping out the independent bookstores. Originally put simply as wipe, the idiom acquired out in the first half of the 1800s.
For example, The entire crew was wiped out in the plane crash, or The gangsters threatened to wipe him and his family out. The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Hammer.
Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Hammer 1992 Trust. To destroy something completely; obliterate something: A mudslide wiped out the road to the village.
Another strong wind could wipe the damaged building out completely. To kill someone or something, especially a group or part of a group: The invaders wiped out the entire population of the countryside.
To exhaust the strength or energy of someone; wear someone out : The hike up the mountain wiped us out. The long practice wiped out the whole football team.
To reduce some value or amount to zero or nothing: The reckless spending wiped out the budget surplus. The company's renewed sales wiped their debts out completely.
To reduce someone to poverty or bankruptcy: A bad harvest wiped out the remaining farms. To invalidate or nullify something: A grand slam wiped out six innings of flawless pitching.
A silly remark wiped the politician's reputation out completely. To lose one's balance and fall, as when skiing or surfing: At the top of the hill, I wiped out and nearly hit another skier.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
The victim of the latest mob wipe was hauled out of the river this morning. To fall off or away from something, such as a bicycle, skates, a surfboard, a skateboard, etc.
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