Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Jennifer Lyon 1972-2010 RIP

Jennifer "Jenn" Lyon (February 27, 1972 – January 19, 2010) was one of the competitors in Survivor: Palau. Lyon finished fourth in the competition.

Early Life

Jennifer Lyon was born in Nevada, but she grew up when she moved to Washington and Oregon. She enjoyed hiking, playing soccer, and photography. At the age of 18, Jennifer learned a lot of Spanish when she participated in the foreign exchange program around 1990. She was described as a good-natured and easy-going person during her life. After graduating from high school, Jennifer spent a year in Spain and two years in London when she was working as a nanny. When Jennifer returned to the U.S., she attended Portland State University and spent a year there until she later attended Western Oregon State College before she was sent to Oregon State University. She later received a Bachelor of Science Degree in nutrition and food management.

Personal Life and Death

She was a native of Encino, California. In 2005 she was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer, and subsequently began blogging about her disease and treatment. On January 19, 2010, she died from the cancer, which had come back from remission and had metastasized to her bones. She is the first cast member of Survivor to die.


Survivor (2005) - Herself
Daddy Day Camp (2007) - Mrs. Simmons
Long Pig (2008) - Miranda

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