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American producer on hit CBS reality show the Amazing Race 'poisoned to death in Africa by a gang of local thugs' after confrontation

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A freelance producer for reality TV show The Amazing Race has been found dead in his hotel room in Uganda after a suspected poisoning.

Father-of-two Jeff Rice and his assistant were apparently poisoned after refusing to give up their belongings to local thugs, reported.

A source told the news site that after refusing to give in to the men, Rice and his female assistant 'ended up very sick with poisoning of some kind'.

Loss: Production facilitator Jeff Rice (left, pictured with his brother), who worked for TV show The Amazing Race, has died after he was poisoned in Uganda

His wife Sally Blackman added that the woman, whom she did not name, remained in critical condition in hospital.

'They were not attacked but [evidence]

Added: Feb-22-2012 Occurred On: Feb-22-2012
By: Zipper10
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Tags: CBS, producer, poisoned, amazing, race, thugs,
Location: Uganda (load item map)
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