Wipeout Contestant Death
Tom Sparks, a third season contestant suffered death during the taping of reality show “Wipeout”.
It was likely was caused by a pre-existing condition, but the Los Angeles County coroner’s office is still examining all possibilities.
Tom Sparks died on November 5 of an apparent stroke that his doctors believe was triggered by a pre-existing disease that causes unnatural blood clotting, according to a statement his father released to the Idaho Mountain Express. Sparks previously had worked in radio in Idaho, according to his résumé.
An autopsy was conducted on November 8, but test results are still pending.
“There’s nothing we can confirm until we look at everything,” the coroner’s office told CNN. “We don’t want to jump to any conclusions yet.”
Sparks was survived by his wife, Kate, according to the Idaho Mountain Express. The couple would have celebrated their two-month wedding anniversary on November 6.