Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Former Survivor Contestant Succumbs to Breast Cancer

Jennifer Lyon, a contestant on Survivor Palau, has died at age 37, according to UsMagazine.com. Lyon finished in fourth place in the reality competition's tenth season, which aired in 2005.

A former nanny, Lyon was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer at age 33 in 2005, and spoke to Us Weekly about the news and her eventual decision to get a double mastectomy, followed by chemotherapy. "I was completely shocked and overwhelmed," Lyon told Us at the time. "I felt fine that day; in fact, I've been healthy my entire life."

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