Top Stories

'Survivor' Contestant Caleb Bankston Dies in Train Derailment

'Survivor' Contestant Caleb Bankston Dies in Train Derailment

Caleb Bankston has died at the age of 26.

The Survivor: Blood vs. Water contestant lost his life after the train he rode on derailed on Tuesday (June 24) in Birmingham, Alabama.

Caleb was an amazing man and friend,” fellow contestant Aras Baskauskas shared to People. “One of the sweetest and most sincere humans I’ve ever come across. I am gutted by his loss. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

Caleb is the third Survivor contestant to pass away since the show premiered in 2000.

In case you didn’t know, Caleb‘s fiance Colton Cumbie was also on the CBS show twice. The couple was reportedly set to get married this October.

We send out our thoughts and condolences to Caleb‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

Like Just Jared on Facebook

JJ Links Around The Web

Getty
  • You need to see Henry Cavill's shirtless Instagram pic - US Weekly
  • You won't believe how much the Fuller House kids make - TMZ
  • Miley Cyrus and Christina Aguilera were never feuding - Gossip Cop
  • Star Wars' John Boyega's muscles are insane - Just Jared Jr
  • Tori Spelling is moving again - Radar
  • L.A. Reid says Kanye West is faking his persona - Huffington Post
  • Prince Harry is good at making kids smile - Lainey Gossip
  • See all the winners from the NAACP Image Awards - The Hollywood Reporter
A Member of Townsquare Entertainment News | Advertise here