Star of 'Survivor' Dies From Breast Cancer at Age 37


Jennifer Lyon
37-year-old Jennifer Lyon lost her battle with stage three breast cancer which she has been battling since 2005.


"Survivor" TV star Jennifer Lyon has lost her battle with breast cancer, aged 37. Lyon appeared on the U.S. competition's tenth season on the Pacific island of Palau in 2005.

She was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer that same year after placing fourth in the series, and used her celebrity to advocate for breast cancer awareness and fundraising. Lyon underwent a double mastectomy, followed by chemotherapy treatment, but died at her home in Oregon on Tuesday, January 19.

She was first diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in 2005, when she was 33 years old. At that time, she told Us Weekly about her illness, saying "I was completely shocked and overwhelmed. I felt fine that day; in fact, I've been healthy my entire life." However, she didn't let herself falling into desperation, stating "Staying positive is half the battle."

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