Keith Nale, a two-time contestant on the popular reality TV show “Survivor,” has passed away at the age of 62. The news of his death was confirmed by his family, who revealed that Keith had been battling cancer for the past few months. Keith’s son, Wes Nale, spoke to Entertainment Tonight about his father’s passing, saying that his dad’s life was “taken way too soon.”
Who is Keith Nale?
Keith Nale was a beloved contestant on “Survivor,” appearing on two seasons of the show in 2015: “Survivor: San Juan del Sur” and “Survivor: Cambodia.” He made it to the final four during his first stint on the show and became a firm fan favorite. This prompted him to make a defiant return for “Survivor: Cambodia,” where he once again won the hearts of viewers with his humor, kindness, and tenacity.
Keith Nale was a Pure Heart and a Great Sense of Humor
Tributes poured in for Keith following the sad news of his death, with his former “Survivor: San Juan del Sur” co-star Kelley Wentworth tweeting, “Keith – a man with the purest heart, who brought humor into moments where it was needed most.” Keith’s sense of humor and his ability to bring laughter to difficult situations made him a favorite among fans and fellow contestants alike.
Fighter (Keith Nale) to the End
Keith’s battle with cancer was a difficult one, but he faced it with the same bravery and determination that he showed on “Survivor.” In an interview with UpRoxx in 2014, Keith spoke about what it was like to compete on the show in his 50s. He said that his firefighter pals were impressed with him for being 53 and competing on the show. “They were all behind me, a great bunch of guys. They wanted me to win it and, you know, bring it home to Louisiana. But that just didn’t happen,” he said.
Remembering Keith Nale
Keith Nale will be remembered by fans of “Survivor” for his pure heart, his great sense of humor, and his never-say-die attitude. He was a fighter to the end, both on the show and in his battle with cancer. Our thoughts are with Keith’s family and friends during this difficult time. He will be missed, but his legacy will live on through the impact he made on those who knew him and those who loved him from afar.