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Clay Jordan, Survivor: Thailand Runner-Up, Dies at 66

Jordan competed on Season 5 of the CBS series.
  • Clay Jordan (Photo: CBS)
    Clay Jordan (Photo: CBS)

    Clay Jordan, the runner-up on Survivor: Thailand, has died at the age of 66. His daughter, Shanda Jordan, posted on Facebook to share the news.

    "Clay Brooks Jordan, my sweetheart of a Dad, went to heaven to meet Jesus and be reunited with his beautiful bride!" she wrote, speaking on behalf of herself and her brother. "Andy and I are so heartbroken, but we get comfort from knowing they are together and he is no longer in pain. We love you, Dad! You will forever be my HERO!"

    No cause of death was given, but People reports Jordan died Thursday as a result of a short illness.

    In 2002, Jordan, then 46, competed on Season 5 of Survivor and made it 39 days before being named runner-up to winner Brian Heidik. Jordan lived in Monroe, Louisiana and is survived by his children, Andy and Shanda, as well as his grandchildren.

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    TOPICS: Survivor, Clay Jordan