TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Ralph Kiser, the Virginia farmer who completed in eighth place on the twenty second season of “Survivor,” has died, the present confirmed on Twitter.
“The Survivor family extends our deepest condolences to the family of Ralph Kiser,” host Jeff Probst wrote on the present’s Twitter account. “His huge smile, his positive attitude and of course his infectious rooster crow made him one of the most likable to ever play Survivor.”
People studies Kiser died on Wednesday morning after struggling a coronary heart assault. He was 56.
According to the journal, Kiser utilized for the present a number of instances earlier than lastly showing on its “Redemption Island” season in 2010, when he was 44.
“I’ve wanted to be on the show for years and knew one day I’d get my chance,” his official CBS biography on the time mentioned. “I want to be a hometown hero for the folks back home!”
Kiser lived in Lebanon, Virginia.
“I’m a mountain man,” he mentioned. “I know plants, trees and what most of their uses are. I can also build anything; start a fire anywhere and make people believe anything I say[.] I will be the king at camp because I can build shelter, cook, find food and be the leader.”
He turned a fan favourite and ended the sport in eighth place.
“It was the time of my life,” he advised People after the competitors. “I’d do it again over and over.”
According to his obituary, Kiser is survived by his two daughters, girlfriend, ex-wife, mom, sister and two brothers. He was preceded in dying by his daughter Sarah.