Dan Lembo death: Survivor: Nicaragua contestant dies aged 75

Survivor: Nicaraguan Dan Lebo found dead in Manhattan home at age 75

  • The Brooklyn-born contestant died at his Manhattan home on Sept. 3, according to his obituary
  • A cause of death has not yet been given
  • He has two sons, Matthew and Michael, his grandchildren, Ava, Annabelle, Sailor, James and Harper, and his ex-wife Barbara
  • LeBeau was 63 when he competed – and placed 5th – on the 21st season of Survivor in 2010 and lost 25 pounds during filming
  • The real estate agent was already a millionaire when he decided to compete on the show and shared that he wanted to perform for the “adventure”

Survivor: Nicaraguan contestant Dan Lebo has died at age 75.

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The Brooklyn-born contestant — who competed on Season 21 of Survivor in 2010 — died at his Manhattan home on Sept. 3, according to his obituary.

The cause of death for Dan – born Daniel Louis Lembo – has not yet been released.

Sad news: Survivor: Nicaraguan contestant Dan Lebo dies at age 75

Sad news: Survivor: Nicaraguan contestant Dan Lebo dies at age 75

He was survived by his sons Matthew and Michael. daughters-in-law, Emily and Dana; grandchildren, Ava, Annabelle, Sailor, James and Harper; and former wife, Barbara.

His family remembered him as a “charismatic, kindest, outgoing bon viveur” who “loved nothing more than spending time with his children and friends – young and old”.

“On the weekends, she enjoyed softball in Bridgehampton with friends. Daniel will be remembered as a friend to all and a father of two,” the obituary said.

His son Matt praised him for being his ‘best friend’, while Michael wrote: ‘No matter the situation, you were always there for me. You were my first phone call.’

Lembo — who was a member of the Espada clan on Survivor — was 63 when he came in 5th place on the fan-favorite reality TV show, during which he lost 25 pounds.

Although he was not known for outstanding physical performance in the challenges – partly due to his previous knee surgeries – he was nevertheless well liked by his competitors.

He even made it to the final five, before being voted out on Day 37.

LeBeau was already a millionaire when he decided to compete on Survivor after having a successful career in real estate.

“I didn’t do Survivor for the money, I wanted the adventure,” he told People after his elimination.

“I’m the guy who sees a challenge and thinks, ‘I could do that.’ So I wanted to be a part of this crazy game — and I did pretty well, I’d say! I made it very far.’

He loved adventure: Lembo was already a millionaire when he decided to compete on Survivor after having a successful career in real estate, and shared that he wanted to play for the 'adventure'

He loved adventure: Lembo was already a millionaire when he decided to compete on Survivor after having a successful career in real estate, and shared that he wanted to play for the ‘adventure’

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