A former Survivor contestant has died unexpectedly, aged just 40.

US Gabon contestant Dan Kay passed away on New Year’s Eve.


Police are not treating his death as suspicious.

Dan, a lawyer from Massachusetts, appeared on the 2008 season, and was voted off the island after 21 days.

The show’s host Jeff Probst tweeted his condolences for Dan and his family.


Dan was a father of two young children: Reese Elizabeth and Jackson ‘Jax’ Russell-Reid.

Our thoughts go out to his family.

Source: News.com.au