“Survivor” star and Vietnam War veteran Roger Sexton has passed on. The actor died at age 76.
Sexton, who appeared in Season 6 of the CBS reality series, passed away after a long battle with Lewy body dementia, his family confirmed.
According to his obituary, Sexton died in October. 26 in his daughter and son-in-law’s home in Washington, surrounded by his family. The remembrance said he fought a “valiant and courageous battle” with the disease.
The form of dementia Sexton experienced ahead of his death is the second most common type of progressive dementia after Alzheimer’s disease, the Mayo Clinic states.
Sexton was a team leader when he appeared on “Survivor.” He lasted 21 days on the show, which was filmed in the Amazon in South America.
Sexton also served with the Marine Corps in the Vietnam War from 1966 to 1967, according to the obituary.
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His family remembered him being an “amazing provider” to his family he followed a career in construction management and estimation and “cherishing his role” as a father to his daughters.
The death notice shared that his “confidence, discipline and determination to succeed were all vital components to Roger’s character.”
Sexton is survived by his wife of 54 years, Diane, as well as a daughter Amy, grandchildren and his two sisters, plus numerous friends, cousins, nieces and nephews.
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