A former contestant on "Survivor: Gabon" died suddenly on New Years' Eve.

Dan Kay was a castaway in Survivor: Gabon, the 17th season of the hit reality competition show.

Dan Kay, who came in 11th place on "Survivor: Gabon", unexpectedly died this weekend. There will be a memorial service at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory in Manchester, New Hampshire, at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 7.

TV star Dan Kay has died unexpectedly at the age of 40.

Kay earned his law degree from Syracuse University after getting his bachelor's degree from UMass-Amherst.

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His cause of death is unknown.

Kay is the fourth Survivor contestant to die after competing on the show. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. Kay is also survived by his mother, Jean-Ann and sister, Andrea. After graduating from law school, he became an attorney, which led to him being a Supervisory Contracting Officer for the US Air Force at Hanscom Air Force Base.

Upon hearing the news of Kay's death, Survivor's host and executive producer tweeted condolences to his family which was retweeted on the show's official account. He was a member of the National Contract Management Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association.

The obituary notes that he was "known for his hard word, dedication, attention to detail and strong work ethic" and liked to run, ski, listen to music and attend church.


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