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How Did Jim Raman Die? New Details About The Tragic Death Of The 'Amazing Race' Star At 42

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How Did Jim Raman Die? New Details About The Tragic Death Of The 'Amazing Race' Star At 42

Former Amazing Race runner-up Dr. Jim Raman passed away on March 12, 2019. He was just 42. That morning, his body was discovered in his South Carolina home.

According to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher, “Nothing suspicious or criminal is involved with the case you are referencing and out of compassion and respect for family, my office will not comment on it.” 

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How did Jim Raman die? Let's look at the details we know surrounding Raman and his death.

1. He was on season 25 of The Amazing Race.

Raman competed with his wife, Misti, on season 25 of The Amazing Race in 2014. He and his wife were called the "Married Dentists" during their time on the popular and long-running reality competition show. Throughout their season, they finished in first place for five of the 12 legs of the race against other teams.

2. Raman was an orthodontist. 

His dental practice released a statement to its patients informing them of his death: “Irmo Smiles has suffered a tragic loss this week. 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.” 

The statement went on to tell patients that their appointments would be rescheduled. "Your patience is greatly appreciated as we give Dr. Misti Raman time to grieve the loss of her loving husband.”

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3. He was a South Carolina native.

Jim Raman attended the University of South Carolina for his Bachelor's degree, and got his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina's College of Dental Medicine. He did his orthodontic residency in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

He and his wife Misti had two children, Lexi and Jimmy. 

4. How did Jim Raman die?

Police were called to the Raman's family home on March 12th at 4:30 AM, where Raman's body was found dead on the scene. In the almost year since his passing, no cause of death has yet been determined.

5. Was it suicide?

At the time of his passing, one news outlet reported that Dr. Jim Raman's sudden and unexpected death may have been a sucide. They cited officials close to the investigation as their sources. However, no other outlet presented this as a possible cause of death. 

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Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based freelance writer covering entertainment, pop culture, beauty, fashion, fitness, technology, and the intersection of technology, business, and philanthropy. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook.