Former Survivor: The Amazon contestant Roger Sexton died on October 26 at the age of 76. His family revealed his cause of death to be Lewy Body Dementia.

Sexton was at the home of his daughter and son-in-law in Walla Walla, Washington, when he breathed his last, his family said on November 10, 2022. He competed on Survivor: The Amazon, in 2002.

“Confidence, discipline, and determination to succeed were all vital components to Roger’s character, which assisted him in being cast on season 6 of the reality TV show Survivor in 2002,” his obituary read. “However, the other more challenging aspects of his character eventually prevailed, leading to his eventual demise, but provided lasting memories of the exacerbating force that was Roger.”

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“Therefore, it is with love that we say goodbye, or as Be Pa would often say, ‘See you later, alligator, in a while, crocodile, don’t let the moles slow you down,” the tribute read, mentioning Be Pa – a name with which his grandchildren called him.

Who was Roger Sexton?

Roger Sexton was a retired Marine and Viet Nam Veteran. Before making his television debut, Sexton enlisted in the United States Marine Corps upon graduating from high school in 1964. He went on to serve in Vietnam from 1966 to 1967.

After his service, he married his longtime girlfriend Dianne Rodric in 1968. He studied construction management at the California Polytechnic Institute in San Luis Obispo which helped launch his career as a senior estimator and vice president for Tutor Perini Construction.

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The California native is survived by his wife, daughter Amy and her husband, two grandchildren and two sisters. His daughter Heather died in 1992 at age 16 due to viral pneumonia.