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Caleb Bankston Passed Away
« on: June 24, 2014, 10:08:36 PM »
http://www.examiner.com/article/survivor-news-unconfirmed-reports-caleb-bankston-dies-after-train-accident

Fans of "Survivor" feel very close to the contestants of the show after getting to know them. On Tuesday, reports started to come out that Caleb Bankston passed away after a railroad accident. So far none of the big media outlets have picked up on this story but it is spreading like wildfire among the "Survivor" fans. Survivor Oz went to his Facebook page to share the news. He simply said, "Unconfirmed reports Caleb Bankston has passed away. Our thoughts are with Colton right now at this difficult time."

The Republic shared a report about an accident that did kill someone. They do not share a name but it is being passed away that this is the cause of Caleb's death. It simply says a man died after an Alabama Warrior Railway in Birmingham accident.

If you don't remember Caleb, he played in "Survivor: Blood vs. Water." He was the loved one of Colton Cumbie. This was his fiance and the two were obviously very close. Watching them play you could see that he was Colton's rock and what kept him strong. These two had plans to get married and this has to be heartbreaking for Colton to go through. Nobody has ever had anything bad to say about Caleb at all.

The contestants from his season of "Survivor" have started to change their profile pictures to a picture of him. Several of them now have pictures of themselves with Caleb up on their page. Ciera changed her Facebook picture two hours ago. Jonathan Penner went to Twitter to try to find out if the news is true. At this time, the answers he has been receiving are just fan asking if it is true or not.

Ragan Fox of "Big Brother" went to Twitter saying that he had never met Caleb but this was really sad news to him. It appears that Caleb Bankston of "Survivor" has passed away from some kind of accident with a train. At this time, there are no confirmed reports out there but the entire reality TV family is discussing this big loss today. There is no information about exactly what happened or when the accident occurred. More information should continue to come out about this story.


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Re: Caleb Bankston Passed Away
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2014, 11:17:39 PM »
http://www.people.com/article/caleb-bankston-survivor-dead-railway-accident-train-derailed


Survivor Contestant Caleb Bankston Dies in Railway Accident

By Steve Helling

06/24/2014 at 11:20 PM EDT
 

Survivor's Caleb Bankston Dead: Blood vs. Water Star Killed in Railway Accident


   
Caleb Bankston, who competed on Survivor: Blood vs. Water, died when the train he was on derailed on Tuesday, PEOPLE has confirmed through multiple sources.

Bankston, 26, worked at the Alabama Warrior Railway in Birmingham. He competed on Survivor: Blood vs. Water in 2013 alongside his fiancé, Colton Cumbie, ending the game in ninth place.

News of the accident has sent shockwaves through the Survivor community.

"Caleb was an amazing man and friend," fellow contestant Aras Baskauskas tells PEOPLE. "One of the sweetest and most sincere humans I've ever come across. I am gutted by his loss. My thoughts and prayers are with his family."

Adds Sabrina Thompson, who competed on Survivor: One World with Cumbie: "While playing Survivor with Colton, he would talk about his boyfriend, Caleb, around the clock 24/7. Within seconds of meeting Caleb at the finale and Survivor events, it's no wonder why he raved about him. You were instantly drawn to his big smile, warm spirit and Southern charm. May God rest his soul … gone too soon."

Bankston is the third Survivor contestant to pass away since the show premiered. In 2010, Jenn Lyon, who placed fourth on Survivor: Palau, died after a six-year battle with breast cancer.

Last year, original Survivor contestant BB Anderson died of brain cancer at age 77.
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Re: Caleb Bankston Passed Away
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2014, 01:18:32 AM »
RIP Caleb :(
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Re: Caleb Bankston Passed Away
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2014, 01:28:11 AM »
Wow, this is just awful. :( One of my favorites from his season, but obviously an appearance on Survivor hardly matters at a time like this. Thoughts and prayers for his family, and for Colton, who obviously loved him very much.

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Re: Caleb Bankston Passed Away
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2014, 01:45:26 AM »
I am in complete shock. I loved Caleb. May he rest in peace. Feel so pained for Colton.


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Re: Caleb Bankston Passed Away
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2014, 02:02:52 AM »
OMG, that is way too sad. So sorry for him and Colton. It is always hard to get over this.
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Re: Caleb Bankston Passed Away
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2014, 02:40:19 AM »
My heart and prayers goes out to the Bankston family and Colton and his family as well.

You were hell of an inspiration Caleb. Rest in Peace.  :'(

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Re: Caleb Bankston Passed Away
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2014, 04:12:46 AM »
I am extremely shocked and saddened by this news. Caleb was one of the best people on BvW and now may he rest in peace. :torche

Prayers go out to Colton and Caleb's family.  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
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Re: Caleb Bankston Passed Away
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2014, 05:58:39 AM »
RIP Caleb  :'(
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Re: Caleb Bankston Passed Away
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2014, 06:32:06 AM »
Shocking news, RIP Caleb. Hope Colton & family can stay strong at this time.  :(
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Re: Caleb Bankston Passed Away
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2014, 06:41:51 AM »
It is very unfortunate that someone died so young. RIP Caleb.
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Re: Caleb Bankston Passed Away
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2014, 10:16:36 AM »
I am literally holding back tears. Did not expect this news one bit.

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Re: Caleb Bankston Passed Away
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2014, 10:21:52 AM »
RIP Caleb. This must be a difficult time for everyone close to him. Very sorry for their loss.
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Re: Caleb Bankston Passed Away
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2014, 10:51:40 AM »
RIP Caleb. Condolence for his family, he died terribly young.

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Re: Caleb Bankston Passed Away
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2014, 11:01:47 AM »
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Re: Caleb Bankston Passed Away
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2014, 11:40:19 AM »
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Re: Caleb Bankston Passed Away
« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2014, 01:26:39 PM »
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Re: Caleb Bankston Passed Away
« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2014, 03:56:47 PM »
Very sad news, and I feel awful for Caleb's family and friends, and especially for Colton. My prayers (and Lieb's) go out to all of them.
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Re: Caleb Bankston Passed Away
« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2014, 08:53:52 PM »
I've heard that his wedding with Colton was planned to be in October. I can't imagine how Colton must feel :'(

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Re: Caleb Bankston Passed Away
« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2014, 10:55:50 PM »
RIP Caleb, stay strong Colton! :'(

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Re: Caleb Bankston Passed Away
« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2014, 03:20:03 AM »
Oh, my God.  That's terrible.  I didn't even like Colton, but I feel so bad for him right now.

RIP, Caleb. :'(

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Re: Caleb Bankston Passed Away
« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2014, 01:31:30 PM »
Seeing how much Colton loved him when they were on the show makes this exceptionally hard to hear. 

RIP Caleb.

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Re: Caleb Bankston Passed Away
« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2014, 07:19:53 PM »
RIP Caleb  :(  Condolence for Colton and Caleb's family.

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Re: Caleb Bankston Passed Away
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2014, 12:07:22 AM »
Caleb and Colton were scheduled to marry this weekend.

Colton just tweeted the last picture of him and Caleb together that was taken at a rodeo event they went before Caleb died.



 

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