While the return of the reality show Paradise Hotel 2 reminds viewers of the summer show of the same name that aired a few years ago, it will remind others of a contestant that lost his life after the filming.
Nathan Thomas Clutter, one of the contestants that participated on the My Network TV and Fox Reality Channel show, was committed suicide in October by climbing an Alltel cell phone tower and jumping to his death in Amarillo, TX.
Both networks released the following statement on January 7 :
â€œAs Paradise Hotel 2 comes to air, we are saddened by the loss of Nathan Clutter, who passed away on October 12 of last year,â€ the networks stated in a January 7 statement.
â€œThe cast and crew, as well as Mentorn Productions and the entire Fox Reality Channel and MyNetworkTV families, join Nathanâ€™s loved ones in mourning his loss and we hope that they are able to find some comfort in knowing that he touched everyone he encountered with his thoughtfulness and decency.â€
Initial reports were that Nathan, who hails from Danville, IL was killed in a climbing accident, however it was later revealed that just four weeks after the summer taping of Paradise Hotel 2 ended, he climbed the 100 foot phone tower and leapt to his demise, leaving a 6 inch impression in the ground.
According to Clutterâ€™s uncle, he was suffering from a bout of depression and his family wired $400 for him to come home so that he could enter a hospital for treatment. Sadly, that never happened. At the site of his death authorities found his car, with $200, and Mp3 player, and his dog, which was in the back seat, eating and drinking from a supply of food and water Nathan had left behind for him. There was no suicide note.
This is the second time in a year that a reality show contest has committed suicide. Last summer Cheryl Kosewicz killed herself after being eliminated from the reality show Pirate Master.