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‘Wipeout’ contestant who died while filming series reboot identified as Michael Paredes

A contestant who died after completing the obstacle course on popular television series Wipeout has been identified as 38-year-old Michael Paredes.

The Los Angeles County Department medical examiner and coroner’s office confirmed the identity to Variety.

Paredes’ autopsy is still pending.

As previously reported, the male contestant had just completed the course in Santa Clarita, California when he needed medical attention, sources close to the production said.

The show documents contestants as they navigate an extreme obstacle course featuring giant balls and pitfalls. File image. Credit: Initial

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