“The Amazing Race” Competitor Jim Raman Dies at the Age of 42


Fans of the reality competition show The Amazing Race are mourning the loss of Dr. Jim Raman. The orthodontist, who competed on the 25thseason of the show back in 2014, was just 42 years old at the time of his death on Monday (March 11.)

Details are sketchy regarding his untimely death, and thus far, officials have not released a cause or manner of death. However, local reports say that police were called to his South Carolina home in the early morning hours of March 12. At the time of his death, Jim and his wife Misti still worked at their dental practice Irmo Smiles and sent out a sad message to their patients last week.

“Irmo Smiles has suffered a tragic loss this week,” the statement read. ” It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing for Dr. Jim Raman.  As our staff and the family prepare for Dr. Raman’s celebration of life, please join us in praying for peace and comfort during this difficult time.”

According to his obituary, Dr. Roman’s faith has long been something very important to him.

“Jim was a devout Christian who attended Riverland Hills Baptist Church,” the obituary reads. “He not only believed in God, but applied his faith in his profession and openly shared his Christian beliefs with those he deeply loved.”

We send our condolences to all those that mourn the death of Dr. Roman.