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The deaths of 10 people in a collision of two helicopters (as they were reportedly en route to film a French reality TV show called "Dropped") is the latest in a long list of fatalities involving reality TV shows around the world. Here is a list of some of most infamous incidents over the past few years.

BUCKWILD

In April 2013, a star of MTV's
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In April 2013, a star of MTV's "BUCKWILD" reality TV show and two others were found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning in an SUV stuck in a mud pit in Sissonville, West Virginia.

Shain Gandee, 21, nicknamed

Shain Gandee, 21, nicknamed "Gandee Candy" by fans, was a breakout star of the show that followed the antics of young friends enjoying their wild country lifestyle.

Shooting was underway on season two at the
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Shooting was underway on season two at the time of Gandee's death. MTV canceled the show.

THE CROCODILE HUNTER

In September 2006, 44-year-old Steve Irwin was killed
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In September 2006, 44-year-old Steve Irwin was killed by the poisonous spine of a stringray as he swam with the creature while shooting a TV show on the Great Barrier Reef.

Marine experts called the death a freak accident.
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Marine experts called the death a freak accident.

They said rays reflexively deploy a sharp spine
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They said rays reflexively deploy a sharp spine in their tails when frightened, but the venom coating the barb usually causes a very painful, but survivable, sting for humans.

KOH LANTA

In March 2013, 25-year-old participant Gerard Babin died
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In March 2013, 25-year-old participant Gerard Babin died of a heart attack on the first day of filming the castaway island reality show "Koh Lanta" in Cambodia. The ALP-produced show, the French version of "Survivor," was canceled, and the program's on-site doctor committed suicide. The doctor, Thierry Costa, blamed the press for damaging his professional reputation following Babin's death. In his suicide note, Costa's last wish was to be cremated in Cambodia so that his body would not return to France.

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