Thursday, November 12, 2009

'Wipeout' Contestant Dies

Anyone who has seen Wipeout, the ABC competition reality show, knows it's equally hilarious and dangerous.

Now, we learn how dangerous the show can be.

A 33-year-old contestant died Nov. 5 after suffering a stroke, according to the folks over at TheWrap.

Two weeks ago Tom Sparks was participating in a stunt, on the show which is currently taping its third season, when he complained of knee pain. He was told to stop. Not long after on-set medics "noticed that he was experiencing shortness of breath, and he was taken to a local hospital for further examination." While at the hospital he had "several" brain surgeries.

It's not known if Tom suffered a stroke while performing the stunt, sources say he did suffer from antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS), a disease that causes unnatural clotting of the blood.

Of you've never seen the show, this video will give you an idea of how ridiculously funny and dangerous it is.

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