Survivor alum Dan Lembo has died

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Survivor host Jeff Probst has met a lot of castaways over the years. Pic credit: Robert Voets/CBS

Dan Lembo from Survivor passed away recently, and the sad news has now been confirmed.

This follows closely to the news that Survivor alum Roger Sexton also passed away.

According to a public obituary, Dan died on September 3, 2022.

His obituary talked about how Dan was charismatic and larger-than-life and loved spending time with his children and friends.

It was on Survivor: Nicaragua where fans of the show got to know Dan, and he was a memorable castaway.

His daughter revealed to TMZ that Dan died of a rare brain disorder called progressive supranuclear palsy.

Dan Lembo played on Survivor: Nicaragua

Survivor 21 aired on CBS in the Fall of 2010 and featured 20 new people playing the game. The season occurred in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, with filming from June to July in Summer 2010.

Dan made it to fifth place, getting voted out right before possibly making it to the end.

Jud “Fabio” Birza was the Survivor: Nicaragua winner, with Chase Rice finishing as the runner-up.

How did Dan Lembo do on Survivor 21?

Dan was a part of six challenge wins during his season on the show, helping the Espada tribe secure rewards and immunity at various times. He found less success during the Individual Immunity Challenges.

A note about Dan Lembo from Mike Bloom

Long-time Survivor writer Mike Bloom also took the time to post some kind words about Dan on social media.

“RIP to an enigmatic character from Nicaragua who gave us alligator shoes, giant chairs, an all-time jury speech, and a surprisingly tender family visit,” Mike wrote.

More Survivor news

A new season of the show is on the way, with the Survivor 44 start date just getting revealed by the producers.

This upcoming season was already filmed in Fiji, and the cast is made up entirely of people who are new to the show.

Some new twists and turns will be shown for these castaways, including a much different way for people to obtain the Individual Hidden Immunity Idols. Fans are definitely in for some big surprises.

Before that new season, fans can still tune in to find out how Survivor 43 finishes up. To go back and watch (or re-watch) those episodes, everything is available for streaming on Paramount+.

Survivor airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on CBS.

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