Dr. Jim Raman, who competed on The Amazing Race season 25, died on Monday, March 11, multiple sources have confirmed. He was 42.
According to WIS-TV, police found the orthodontist dead at his home in South Carolina after they were called to the scene on Tuesday, March 12.
Lexington County coroner Margaret Fisher said in a statement,
Nothing suspicious or criminal is involved with the case you are referencing and out of compassion and respect for family, my office will not comment on it.
His cause of death was not immediately given.
Raman competed on the CBS reality series alongside his wife, Misti Raman, in 2014. They finished as runner-ups. The winners of season 25 were food scientists Amy DeJong and Maya Warren.
Other notable contestants on the show included country artist Whitney Duncan and surfer Bethany Hamilton.
Jim and Misti shared two children, Lexi and Jimmy, together. Following their appearance on The Amazing Race, the pair worked together at their dental practice, Irmo Smiles, in South Carolina.
The company confirmed his passing by sharing a lengthy statement that read,
Irmo Smiles has suffered a tragic loss this week. It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing of Dr. Jim Raman. As our staff and the family prepare for Dr. Raman’s celebration of life, please join us in praying for peace and comfort during this difficult time. … Your patience is greatly appreciated as we give Dr. Misti Raman time to grieve the loss of her loving husband.
Jim completed his graduation from the University of South Carolina. He then attended the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine where he received his doctorate in dental medicine.
According to an obituary, funeral services for the late star will be held at a church in Irmo on Saturday, March 16. He will be buried in Lexington, South Carolina.
Rest In Peace Dr. Jim Raman!
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