8 reality TV-dramas

While reality TV keeps viewers entertained with its often over-the-top and wacky antics. But sometimes the disaster strikes and what ever entertainment revolves is severe.

Steve Irwin: “Crocodile Hunter”

The Crocodile Hunter died after being stung by a stingray spine while filming the documentary “Ocean’s Deadliest.”


Although Irwin’s nickname precedes him as the beloved personality who struggled giant reptiles, his greatest achievement is perhaps the piercing of his spirited knowledge of the nature of TV audience all over the world.

The whole world uttered a dismal cry in September 2006, when he was mortally speared in the heart by a stingray’s barb while filming an underwater documentary called “Ocean’s Deadliest.” He was 40 years old.

The documentary was eventually broadcast in January 2007 and is dedicated to the memory of Irwin, but made no mention of his death. The Australian conservationist, who is survived by his wife, who will keep his legacy alive owning and operating the Australia Zoo, and their two children.

Ryan Jenkins: “Megan Wants a Millionaire”

“Megan Wants a Millionaire” was cancelled because a finalist Ryan Jenkins was being sought for a murder charge.


In 2009 reality dating show following Megan Hauserman searching for a rich bachelor, had only three episodes aired, when it was suddenly cancelled by VH1. The network axed the show because the 32-year-old contestant Ryan Jenkins was being sought in connection with the murder of the 28-year-old swimsuit model Jasmine Fiore, whom he married and was a few days after wrapping up with the show.

The cancellation was just a precaution against the time, because it was unclear whether Jenkins was directly involved in the murder. When the police contacted Jenkins for questions, he was on his way to his native Canada to deal with “immigration.” By the time they found him in a remote hotel in British Columbia, he was hanging on the coat rack by a belt.

Although suicide is not a confession, Jenkins’ activities around Fiore is deceased fill in enough surveillance cameras to show that he is their Vegas hotel with Fiore the night that she died, but it went back, he moved thousands of dollars of his belongings from his penthouse apartment into a storage unit, and he is on the phone, while on the way to his lawyer who tried to get him to themselves.

In his house police found dozens of unopened letters from Jenkins to Fiore, which showed the jealousy and possessiveness.

In summary, it is perhaps less of an issue if Jenkins was eliminated in the early stages of the “Millionaire”, but the scary thing was that he was a finalist.

Gia Allemand: ‘The Bachelor’

Gia Allemand was placed third in the 14th season of ” The Bachelor.”


Gia Allemand was a regular on “The Bachelor” franchise in 2010, placing third in that year’s season and to compete in the debut season of the spin-off game show, “Bachelor Pad.”

The Fans were sad when the star was found dead of suicide in her New Orleans home in 2014. Some of her friends said at the time that she was a troubled beauty wrestling with insecurities.

“I could see that there is some uncertainty. I don’t know what she needed out of life. It is sad,” said Reid Rosenthal, a contestant on Season 6 of ” The Bachelor.” Others said she had a magnetic personality.

“She was so full of life and love. She had that pull about her,” actor Jason London told Fox News in 2014. “It is impossible to say no.” The next season of “The Bachelor” began with a tribute to Allemand, who recorded testimonies from members of the cast.

Diem Brown – “The Challenge”

Diem Brown competed on “The Challenge”, despite a long battle with cancer.


Despite multiple attacks with cancer, Diem Brown always managed to be a well-known face on the reality game of the series “The Challenge.” Even before the debut in the show in 2006, Brown had an ovary and some lymph nodes removed due to cancer.

After six years in remission, her ovarian cancer returned. They are controversial waited for treatment to the conservation of the eggs in her remaining ovary. “Storing eggs in a freezer makes me feel that if I leave this Earth, then at least a part of me still here,” Brown wrote in her blog for

They did not hesitate to return to “The Challenge” after effective treatment with chemotherapy, her cancer is back in remission.

However, during its eighth season on the show, she collapsed on the set. Brown died three months later, 34-year-old as a result of complications of cancer of the colon. Brown founded a charity to help others fight the disease, which continues today.


The French athletes Florence Arthaud, Camille Muffat and Alexis Vastine died in 2015 the air during a collision between two helicopters.


In 2015, three French athletes were on the way to a remote location in Argentina, where she would star in the new French reality survival series “Dropped” when their helicopters crashed in the air. Five people were aboard each plane, and all 10 of them died as a result.

“The cruel destruction of our countrymen is a huge sadness,” said the French President Francois Hollande in a statement. Among the athletes were Olympic medalists Camille Mufat and Alexis Vastine, and champion of transatlantic sailor Florence Arthaud. The show was meant to be broadcast in Europe, but it was cancelled in the aftermath of the accident.

Aiyana Jones: “The First 48”

“The First 48” was filming outside the house where a 7-year-old Aiyana Jones was shot and killed by police.

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Although reality TV is presented as a candid, it is not unheard of for the star to act differently, because the camera’s rolling. Some believed that this was the case in 2010, when 7-year-old Aiyana Jones was fatally shot during a routine SWAT raid while a film crew was taping for crime docuseries “The First 48.”

During a search for a murder suspect, a policeman threw a flash grenade in Jones’ house. The direction of the police officer was confronted with “a certain degree of physical contact” by Jones’ grandmother at the conclusion of the duplex, which led to the officer’s firearm discharging in Jones’ neck.

Jones’ grandmother denied any struggle with the officer and their lawyer claimed it was a “cover-up.” Both sides turned to the links for the answers but the footage was caught alone outside of the home.

The officer was charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless use of a gun, but both cases were later dismissed.

“The First 48” was still in question because the production team was accused of playing a role in the extreme procedures during the raid, in particular the use of flash grenades.

Shain Gandee: “Buckwild”

“Buckwild” had big shoes to fill in taking the MTV time slot previously held by the ‘Jersey Shore’, but the show was cancelled after only one season, because star Shain Gandee has died.

“Buckwild” concluded after just one season by Gandee’s death.


The 21-year-old told me that he friends was going to drive offroad with his uncle and a friend after leaving a local bar at 3 a.m. Two days later, their lifeless bodies were found in a truck stuck in the deep mud.

There was speculation that they chose to sleep until the morning and kept the car to keep warm, Gandee’s cousin told the Daily News. An autopsy confirmed that she died of carbon monoxide poisoning

Although the filming of the second season began only a week before the accident, not more episodes made. Hundreds attended Gandee’s funeral, which is the production company of “Buckwild” will be paid as his family was unable to afford it.

Paula Goodspeed: “American Idol”

“American Idol” contestants often call it a dream, when they are on the singing competition show. If the majority of the participants, Paula Goodspeed, a self-proclaimed pop star, had that very dream brutally crushed during her disastrous auditions in 2006.

Judge Paula Abdul was vaguely polite and say: “I’m speechless”, but Randy Jackson quickly translated that with his interpretation from the audition. “That was terrible,” Jackson said.

Simon Cowell dropped the hammer by asking questions or someone may even sing with metal in her mouth in reference to her braces.

In the end, Goodspeed took the rejection hard, especially because she was in love with Abdul for years, and modeled her appearance after her. Although Goodspeed said that they would bounce back and keep on singing, little could come of that promise, because she died of an overdose two years later outside Abdul’s house.

Initial reports suggested that the harsh criticism led to the downward spiral, but psychologists have pointed out that they probably suffer from some severe mental problems. It certainly didn’t help that they are widely mined on the Internet.

“It’s very hard reading such awful things being written about yourself,” she writes on her MySpace page.

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