Roger Sexton dies: “Survivor Amazon” contestant dead at 76 – obituary

Roger Sexton, a candidate from Survivor: The Amazondied. He was 76.

Sexton died Oct. 26 at the home of his daughter and son-in-law in Walla Walla, Washington, after “a valiant and courageous battle with Lewy Body dementia,” according to an obituary written by his family.

The retired Marine, who served in the Vietnam War, competed in Season 6 of the CBS reality series, which pitted a team of men against a team of women. He quickly became the leader of his Tambaqui tribe and was largely responsible for creating a habitable shelter for the group.

His somewhat aggressive nature caused friction among the younger males of the tribe, and in the fusion he also butted heads with many of the female participants. Believing he would never vote for a woman to win the game, the women of the Jaburu Alliance orchestrated his blindside with the help of some of his former Tambaqui members. He became the first player to be voted out of the merged Jacaré tribe and the seventh to leave the game overall. The Amazon was his only appearance on the series.

Sexton is survived by his 54-year-old wife Diane, daughter Amy (Brian Evensen), two grandchildren and two sisters.

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