‘Survivor: Blood vs. Water’ contestant Caleb Bankston tragically passed away on June 24 at just 26 years old following a tragic train accident. His fellow ‘Survivors’ and fans have taken to Twitter to express their condolences.
Survivor fans were shocked on June 24 when it was learned that Caleb Bankston, a favorite from Survivor: Blood vs. Water, passed away in a train accident in Birmingham, Alabama. His fellow Survivors and his many fans took to Twitter to express their grief and condolences for Caleb and his family, including Colton Cumbie, the fiancé he left behind.
Caleb Bankston Dies: Fans Mourn On Twitter; Send Prayers To Colton Cumbie
Caleb, a railway worker, passed away after the train he was working on at the Alabama Warrior Railway derailed, according to People. At just 26 years old, his death is a shock and a true tragedy, and the outpouring of support on Twitter has been enormous:
Shocking news: We lost a member of our #Survivor fraternity to a workplace accident. R.I.P. Caleb Bankston! My condolences to his loved ones
— Billy Garcia (@REALBillyGarcia) June 25, 2014
Very sad to hear that Caleb Bankston from Survivor has died. Rest in peace.
— debbie thornberry (@ian0012) June 25, 2014
— Nick Dascoli (@UnheardWords) June 25, 2014
I am really sad because Caleb Bankston has passed away…. He was such a nice guy and an awesome person. #survivor
— Genaro Bernardino (@oshawotter) June 25, 2014
Very sad to hear about the death of Caleb Bankston. Sending prayers to @ColtonCumbie, Caleb’s family, and the whole Survivor community.
— Tiffany Yearley (@TiffanyYearley) June 25, 2014
RIP #CalebBankston – you were a class act in Survivor!!
— m (@mstephancows4me) June 25, 2014
Condolences to Caleb Bankston’s family. The Survivor community feels your loss….hope and prayers with you
— Marty Piombo (@SurvivorMarty) June 25, 2014
— Natalie Tenerelli (@NatTenerelli) June 25, 2014
Caleb Bankston And Colton Cumbie Were Set To Marry In October
While Caleb finished in 9th place on Survivor: Blood vs. Water, he definitely left an impression on viewers. He was set to marry Colton this October, and MailOnline alleges that Colton tweeted “I just wish it was me….” from his protected Twitter account. So sad.
Our thoughts go out to Caleb, Colton, and their families during this difficult time.
– Amanda Mitchell
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