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Reality Tv Kills Again

Cheryl Kosewicz, a cast member on CBS’ now-canceled Pirate Master, has died as a result of suicide, according to online postings by some of her fellow cast members.

Cast member Nessa posted to the Pirate Master Facebook group on Saturday, writing, “Cheryl was found dead in her home on yesterday from suicide. Her beloved boyfriend had also taken his own life in June. All of the pirates and Cheryls friends and family are shocked and devastated. It is a tragic loss that we all feel very deeply… WE MISS YOU CHERYL, BEAUTIFUL STRONG WOMAN THAT YOU WERE… :( Nessa.”

Early Saturday morning, Joy wrote on her MySpace blog, “my best friend is dead. I immediately scream out in pain and sorrow. Thousands of questions raise in my head. What, Why, When, How? But first I just yell it can’t be not my BIG SISTER CHERL…..The one who was there when I thought I could not make it in Dominica. She believed in me, kept me going when times were rough. Cheryl I am hurting…..hurting so bad because there was so much more I wanted to tell you and do with you.” (In an MSN interview published after she was cut adrift on the show, Cheryl said that she “made a couple friends I’ll have for life,” including Joy.)

Cheryl worked as “a Deputy District Attorney in Reno, NV, focusing on the prosecution of sexual abuse cases,” according to her official CBS bio. Cheryl’s own MySpace page, which she last logged into on Thursday, says her mood is “crushed,” and her profile notes that “the love of my life Ryan O’Neil whom just recently passed away.” In the “About Me” section, she wrote, “Through thick and thin my friends, family and co-workers have been there for me…..even when I refused their help and support. Thank you so much for the support and love. I will forever and always be thankful. Until we meet again……….”

The previous day, on Wednesday, Cheryl posted notes on various cast members’ MySpace pages...more at RealityBlurred.

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