Clay Jordan Dies: ‘Survivor: Thailand’ Runner-Up Was 66

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Clay Jordan, best known for finishing second in the CBS television reality show Survivor: Thailand, has died. Jordan died Thursday in Monroe, Louisiana, just months after the death of his wife, Linda. He was 66.

“Clay Jordan was one of a kind,” said Carol Brown, a family friend quoted in the NewsStar media outlet. “He was so full of love, he exuded love in everything he did. Clay was just a huge personality. When he entered a room, he took over the room. He made everyone feel so much better just being around him.”

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Jordan owned two restaurants in Monroe, The Kettle and Jordan’s, and spent the last 15 years as a salesman in the oil and gas industry.

Jordan was the last contestant eliminated in the show’s fifth season, Survivor: Thailand. The competition was staged on the island of Ko Tarutao in Thailand. The season was filmed between June 10-July 18, 2002 and premiered on Sept. 19, 2002.

Visitation for Jordan will be held at Mulhearn Funeral Home, 2308 Sterlington Road in Monroe.

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