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19 Reality TV Tragedies

The genre has seen suicides, murders, overdoses

(Newser) - Reality TV isn't all relationship drama and crazy fights , as Gia Allemand's recent suicide sadly proves. Radar rounds up 18 more genuine tragedies that have come out of the genre:
  • Bruce Beresford-Redman, the Survivor producer accused of killing his wife, has been ordered to return to Mexico and
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Deadliest Catch Mate Found Dead

Justin Tennison discovered on floor of Alaska hotel room

(Newser) - A year after popular captain Phil Harris was felled by a stroke, another member of the hit reality series The Deadliest Catch has died. Justin Tennison, 33, was found dead on the floor of his Alaska hotel room, a bottle of alcohol and marijuana nearby, reports TMZ . "Justin was... More »

Deadliest Catch Stays Classy While Airing Death

Show keeps it real—but doesn't exploit

(Newser) - Deadliest Catch is the realest of reality shows—“in the documentary sense of the word, as opposed to the corrupt facsimile associated with the so-called ‘reality TV’”—and in its coverage of unscripted television’s first death, it maintains that gritty grace. A string of episodes... More »

Inside Deadliest Catch Captain's Final Days

Deadliest Catch captain spent time with family, friends

(Newser) - Deadliest Catch captain Phil Harris spent the days before his death saying all “the things that he had to say to the people he had to say them to,” says his best friend. “I got five days to actually talk with him,” son Josh tells People... More »

Fans Loved Proud Sea Cowboy Devoted to Sons

Ocean of grief greets fierce skipper's passing

(Newser) - The surprise death of popular Deadliest Catch skipper Phil Harris triggered an ocean of grief among fans who fell hard for the rascally, lion-hearted captain. The gritty fisherman who stared down danger seeking crab in the most treacherous seas in the world became the public's new all-American cowboy: fierce, proud,... More »

Deadliest Catch Captain Dies

Popular Cornelia Marie skipper Phil Harris dead at 53

(Newser) - Affable captain Phil Harris of Discovery Channel's hit reality series Deadliest Catch has died at the age of 53. The man often called the toughest skipper in America suffered a stroke while offloading his catch from his boat the Cornelia Marie in Alaska last month and never fully recovered, AP... More »

'Deadliest Catch' Capt. Suffers Stroke

Captain Harris flown to Anchorage for surgery

(Newser) - A captain from Discovery Channel's popular "Deadliest Catch" series was flown to a hospital in Anchorage after suffering a stroke. Capt. Phil Harris, 53, underwent a 12-hour emergency surgery and was placed in a medically induced coma. He was unloading the Cornela Marie in Saint Paul Island in Alaska... More »

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