Shocking TLC Reality Star Suicide

ET OnlineDecember 20, 2011
Shocking TLC Reality Star Suicide

TLC's Next Great Baker revealed a shocking post-production detail after last night's episode: the eliminated contestant, Wesley Durden, had killed himself.

Following his ousting, TLC ran a note that served as Durden's In Memoriam. "TLC extends its deepest condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Sgt. Wesley Durden, who died October 24. He will be warmly remembered by the cast and crew of Next Great Baker," the network said in a statement.

Durden, a former paratrooper, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after production on the season had long wrapped. He is survived by a seven-year-old son and two-year-old daughter.