“The Amazing Race” contestant Dr. Jim Raman has passed away at the age of 42.
In the early hours of Tuesday morning, police responded to a call from Raman's home in South Carolina, Lexington County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Capt. Adam Myrick told WISTV. Raman was pronounced dead once they arrived.
In a statement, Lexington County Coronor Margaret Fisher said, “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.”
The cause of his death has not been revealed. An investigation is still underway.
After news broke of his death, his dental practice released a statement saying, “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.”
Jim competed on the 25th season of “The Amazing Race” with his wife Misti in 2014. They finished in second place.