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Survivor pays tribute to Rudy Boesch, a Season 1 cast member

Rudy Boesch
Rudy Boesch (January 20, 1928 — November 1, 2019) was a United States Navy SEAL and two-time competitor on Survivor, including the first season of the series. Pic credit: Robert Voets/CBS

Survivor paid tribute to Rudy Boesch on Wednesday night. Boesch was on Season 1 of Survivor, back when it was a risk to be a cast member on a new type of reality competition show.

Rudy passed away on November 1, which was very sad news to fans who have been with the show since it debuted on CBS. Even though it has been close to 20 years since Rudy played Survivor, he was just that memorable.

Born in 1928, Rudy passed away at the age of 91 and will certainly be missed by the show, its fans, his family, and the CBS audience.

At the close of the show on Wednesday night, producers shared a title card for Rudy. It has since been posted to the Twitter account, and we are sharing it below.

Hurry up and wait. 😩 That's what the Survivor 42 cast is now doing. We recently got word that Season 41 is in the process of being filmed in Fiji, but now, we find out that the Season 42 cast has reportedly been unable to travel there for filming, which has caused delays in the production of a new season.⁠
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Survivor 42 was intended to be the spring 2022 season on CBS, with the network working hard to film back-to-back seasons in Fiji. 🌴 Currently, it looks like Survivor 41 is still on schedule to debut in the fall of 2021, but after that, it is unclear when the next season of the show can even be filmed.⁠
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So why the hold-up? According to a report from fan site Inside Survivor, β€œa second outbreak of the highly infectious Indian COVID-19 variant over the past two weeks has seen the government impose new restrictions, including a ban on air travel in and out of the country.”⁠
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All the details of what we might expect at our #linkinbio.⁠
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(πŸ“Έ: CBS)⁠
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Hurry up and wait. 😩 That's what the Survivor 42 cast is now doing. We recently got word that Season 41 is in the process of being filmed in Fiji, but now, we find out that the Season 42 cast has reportedly been unable to travel there for filming, which has caused delays in the production of a new season.⁠
⁠
Survivor 42 was intended to be the spring 2022 season on CBS, with the network working hard to film back-to-back seasons in Fiji. 🌴 Currently, it looks like Survivor 41 is still on schedule to debut in the fall of 2021, but after that, it is unclear when the next season of the show can even be filmed.⁠
⁠
So why the hold-up? According to a report from fan site Inside Survivor, β€œa second outbreak of the highly infectious Indian COVID-19 variant over the past two weeks has seen the government impose new restrictions, including a ban on air travel in and out of the country.”⁠
⁠
All the details of what we might expect at our #linkinbio.⁠
⁠
(πŸ“Έ: CBS)⁠
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#survivor #survivor41 #survivor42 #delays #fiji #survivorfigi #cbs #cbssurvivor #survivorcbs #realitytv #realitytvshow #jeffprobst #outwit #outlast #outplay #realitycompetitionseries #explorepage #tv #entertainment #survivor2021 #survivor40 #survivor2020 #thetribehasspoken #survivors #survivornews #survivornewseason #pandemic #productionproblems
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The reference to Rudy being an American hero is that he was a Navy SEAL many years ago. It was something that came up several times during his season on the show, and a part of his past that helped form his character.

Rudy was not just well-loved by viewers of the show, but also by Survivor cast members and host Jeff Probst. A post from Jeff made its way to social media shortly after the sad news came out.

Richard Hatch ended up winning Survivor: Borneo and Kelly Wiglesworth finished in second place that season. Rudy came in third place, ending up just short of that final vote for the $1 million.

Richard had an interesting friendship with Rudy, and he noted as much on his own Twitter account when it was revealed that Rudy had passed away. Richard doesn’t post to social media that often, so it shows how much he respected Rudy.

Survivor airs Wednesday nights at 8/7c on CBS.

Ryan DeVault


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