Cheryl Kosewicz, Pirate Master Contestant, Found Dead

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If we had our way, we would devote 100 percent of our time to speculating over who Lauren Conrad is dating or to harmlessly mocking train wreck celebrities like Lindsay Lohan.

But occasionally, as we saw with WWE star Chris Benoit, tragedy strikes the world of celebrity news, hammering us with sad stories we never saw coming.

The latest such shock? Cheryl Kosewicz, a contestant on the canceled CBS reality show Pirate Master, was found dead in her home on Friday, KOLO-TV in Reno, Nevada, is reporting.

Officials told the station the death of Cheryl Kosewicz is believed to be a suicide, but is still under investigation.

Just two months earlier, Cheryl Kosewicz's boyfriend also took his own life
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Her death was confirmed by fellow Pirate Master contestant Nessa Nemir, who posted on the show's Facebook page:

"All of the pirates and Cheryl Kosewicz's friends and family are shocked and devastated. It is a tragic loss that we all feel very deeply."

Another contestant, Joycelyn "Joy" McElveen, wrote on her MySpace page:

"I lay in my bed tossing and turning waiting on someone to wake me up from this horrible nightmare. What nightmare you may ask? The nightmare that I thought I would never have to deal with the news that my best friend is dead. I immediately scream out in pain and sorrow."

Kosewicz was the fourth person eliminated on Pirate Master, which was canceled last week. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.

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Cheryl Kosewicz, 22, was a contestant on Pirate Master, the short-lived CBS reality show. She is dead in what appears to be a suicide as... More »
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