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L.A. County Officials Identify ‘Wipeout’ Contestant Who Died After Completing Show’s Obstacle Course

L.A. County Officials Identify ‘Wipeout’ Contestant Who Died After Completing Show’s Obstacle Course

11/25/2020 1:12:00 AM

L.A. County Officials Identify ‘Wipeout’ Contestant Who Died After Completing Show’s Obstacle Course

The ‘Wipeout’ contestant who died after completing the game show’s obstacle course last week has been identified as 38-year-old Michael Paredes. The Los Angeles County Dept. medic…

’ contestant who died after completing the game show’s obstacle course last week has been identified as 38-year-old Michael Paredes.The Los Angeles County Dept. medical examiner and coroner’s office confirmed the identity of the contestant toVariety, adding that Paredes’ autopsy is still pending. According to the county’s public records, Paredes died on Nov. 19, a day after filming the show.

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Paredes’ immediate family could not be reached for comment.As previously reported, sources close to production said that Paredes, then unidentified, had completed the “Wipeout” course on Nov. 18, then required medical attention afterward. He was attended to by on-site emergency professionals before paramedics were called to the set and transported him to a local hospital. TMZ had first reported news of the death.

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