This is something I can't add much to, but it's just very sad.
Cheryl Kosewicz, a contestant on CBS' now-canceled Pirate Master reality series, was found dead on Friday.
Kosewicz was a deputy district attorney in Sparks, NV. She had also worked in the district attorney offices in Reno and Las Vegas. Her boyfriend, Ryan O'Neil, committed suicide in June. On the MySpace page of another Pirate Master contestant, Kosewicz had written: "Truthfully, I've lost the strong Cheryl and I'm just floating around lost." She then added, "And this frikin' show doesn't help because it was such a contention with Ryan and I and plus it's not getting good reviews."
So, Cheryl was a bit of an odd duck on the show - she mentioned her career as a D.A. about 20,000 times on the few shows she was on. And clearly, both she and her boyfriend had problems if they both chose suicide as an option. Theoretically, the screening process for contestants is supposed to weed out folks who are in trouble, but you can never be perfect. Either way, sad news.