Survivor Roger Sexton has died at the age of 76 after a long struggle with Lewy body dementia.
- His family confirmed on Thursday that Sexton died in late October
- He has reportedly been battling dementia for some time
- Sexton appeared in the sixth season of Survivor
- The season was filmed near the Amazon River in Brazil
Survivor racer Roger Sexton has died at the age of 76.
Sexton’s family confirmed Thursday that he died in late October at his daughter’s home in Walla Walla, Washington, in the presence of his family and caretakers after a long battle with dementia, he reported. TMZ.
Sexton appeared in the sixth season of Survivor in 2003, which was filmed in Brazil near the Amazon River.
Reality rider: Roger Sexton (front row, second to right) has died at age 76 after a long battle with dementia, his family confirmed to TMZ Thursday
Lewy body dementia is the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease, according to Mayo Clinic.
This occurs when protein deposits, known as Lewy bodies, begin to build up in nerve cells in the brain, negatively affecting both cognitive and motor abilities.
Initially, Survivor’s Sexton season divided the men and women into rival tribes, rising the ranks to lead the men’s team before the groups were finally merged when only ten contestants remained.
Tropical: The Sexton season of Survivor from 2003 was filmed near the Amazon River in Brazil
Natural Leader: The men and women were initially divided into rival tribes, and rose to lead the men’s team before the groups were merged when only ten contestants remained
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