Amazing Race Producer Found Dead in Africa




Jeff Rice a television producer who worked on shows like "The Amazing Race", "Wale Wars" and "The Biggest Loser: South Africa" was found dead in his hotel room in Kampala, Uganda, on Saturday according to online reports. Rice's unnamed production assistant was also taken to the hospital and is in critical condition.

It is believed that they may have employees and after a run-in with some locals in Uganda however police officials are saying that Rice suffered a cocaine overdose.

Rice's widow Sally Blackman is trying to figure out just what was wrong.

They were not attacked, but [evidence] points toward being poisoned," Rice's widow Sally Blackman told FoxNews.com, which first reported the news. "At this stage it is quite difficult to give you any firm reports as the incident is currently under investigation by the Uganda police."

"As I talk, we have already obtained the post-mortem report from Mulago hospital and we are only waiting for the toxicological analysis which we are expecting any time today," Ibin Senkumbi, Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman, told Reuters TV on Wednesday. "Our earlier suspicion was that they could have been poisoned, but the post mortem report shows there could have been some problem of choking. We are only wondering how two people could be choked by food at the same time."

Rice, was an Oklahoma native who moved to South Africa to start a production company in 1999 and he leaves behind two girls ages seven and two.

This is one of those stories where you know there's a lot more going on than what we are being told so I'm sure we'll have more information for you as the story develops.




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