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'Survivor' rival dies during filming

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PHNOM PENH - Filming of the French version of the hit reality TV show "Survivor" has been cancelled after a contestant died of a heart attack on a tropical Cambodian island on the first day. 

French broadcaster TF1 said it had axed the 2013 season of the show, called "Koh Lanta", after 25-year-old Gerald Babin fell ill on Friday during filming on Koh Rong off Cambodia's southwestern coast.

Cambodian Tourism Minister Thong Khon said the TV crew had planned to spend five months in the kingdom.

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