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TV doctor kills self after French "Survivor" death

PARIS (AP) - French broadcaster TF1 says a doctor on its version of the reality show "Survivor" has committed suicide following the death of a contestant he treated last month.

The broadcaster says Thierry Costa killed himself Monday in Cambodia, where the new season of the hit show "Koh-Lanta" was being filmed. The 38-year-old Costa left a suicide note in which he blamed the media for smearing his name, the network said.

Last month an inquiry into "involuntary homicide" was launched into the sudden death of a 25-year-old contestant who had been treated by Costa for cramps but later died of an alleged heart attack.

Anonymous accusations appeared in the media accusing Costa and the Adventure Line production company of negligence - a charge that all parties vehemently denied.


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