Mark Burnett’s Pirate Master is even more cursed than it appeared before it was canceled and set adrift on the Internet last week. One of its contestants has been found dead in an apparent suicide.
Cheryl Kosewicz, the deputy district attorney from Sparks, Nevada, was the fourth pirate eliminated from the CBS game show that spoke often of “pirate ghosts”. Her boyfriend reportedly killed himself two month ago.
Fellow Pirate contestant Nessa Nemir, posted on the show’s Facebook page: “All of the pirates and Cheryl’s friends and family are shocked and devastated. It is a tragic loss that we all feel very deeply.”
Cheryl’s Pirate Master bio shows she left a very full life.
Read it… after the jump…Cheryl’s Pirate Master bio:
Cheryl Kosewicz was born and raised on a 22-acre farm in Grand Couler, WA, where she and her family literally lived off the land-their only store purchases were paper products. Growing up, she would fish, hunt, garden, sew her own clothes, work with animals and make things for the farm. She began participating in rodeo at a young age, competing in barrel-racing, pole-bending, goat-tying, roping and calf-riding. Her father then turned her on to basketball and she discovered her true love. During high school, she played basketball, and ran in track and cross-country. She was also class president and graduated as a valedictorian. Cheryl received her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she was on the dean’s list, on a basketball scholarship and continued on for her master’s degree. She then attended law school at Northwestern School of Law in Portland, where she received her Doctorate of Law. She worked as a deputy district attorney in Las Vegas for six and a half years. She is currently a Deputy District Attorney in Reno, NV, focusing on the prosecution of sexual abuse cases. Cheryl regularly goes to the gym, runs, skis and swims. She also enjoys reading, horseback riding and athletic events. She describes herself as confident, athletic, competitive and loud. She currently resides in Sparks, NV. Her birth date is Nov. 11, 1971.
Pirate Master was scuttled last week. The remaining episodes can be found on the CBS website.
(With the deaths of filmmaker and prolific TV director Ingmar Bergman– none of whose films, sadly made Tabloid Baby’s list of the Top 50 movies of all time– and TV host Tom Snyder, Cheryl completes the latest “They Die In Threes” grouping).