There have been a lot of deaths in the reality TV world this year. While some of them didn’t necessarily come out of the blue, many of them were incredibly shocking. There have been way too many accidental deaths and way too many overdoses this year. We can say with absolute certainty that all of these stars were taken from us way too soon. Since 2014 is finally coming to a close, we figured now would be a good time to remember all of the stars from reality TV who passed away this year. They will all be remembered. Here are the 8 most shocking deaths in reality TV of 2014!
8. Caleb Bankston
Caleb Bankston – who rose to fame on “Survivor: Blood vs. Water” – was killed this past June while working on the Alabama Warrior Railway. The 26-year-old reality star was working as a train engineer and conduct. At the time of his death, he had been standing on the ladder of a hopper car directing another engineer who was backing up a train when the car Bankston was on suddenly derailed. He was thrown from the car onto the tracks and was crushed to death.
Jeff Probst, the host of “Survivor,” was devastated by the news of Bankston’s death. “The entire Survivor crew is together in Nicaragua,” he said in a statement. “We are shocked and deeply saddened by the loss of Caleb. He was one of the most humble and likable contestants we have ever had the pleasure of working with on the show. A true gentleman. He will be missed by so many. We extend our most sincere condolences to his family and to his fiancé, Colton.”