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'60 Days In' Docuseries Star Nate Burrell Dies by Suicide at 33

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If you experience suicidal thoughts or have lost someone to suicide, the following post could be potentially triggering. You can contact the Crisis Text Line by texting “START” to 741741.

Nate Burrell has died by suicide at the age of 33, according to TMZ, on Saturday. Burrell participated on seasons three and four of the A&E docuseries “60 Days In,” a series that sends volunteers undercover in jails to observe what guards and cameras might be missing.

Burrell’s sister, Chelsey Walker, confirmed his death, telling TMZ: “Nathan loved his country, loved his family and was a very caring guy. He was just in a bad place. He was very proud of being on ’60 Days In,’ and he really cherished his time on that show.”

Prior to starring on the series, Burrell served in the United States Marine Corps infantry division. He completed two tours of duty in Iraq before joining the reserves and earning an honorary discharge in 2013. He worked as a fish and wildlife officer in Michigan at the time of his death.

If this news is hard for you, know you are not alone — and there is help for people who feel suicidal. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text “START” to 741-741. Head here for a list of crisis centers around the world.

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Originally published: November 2, 2020
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