Excerpt from an article by Steve Helling in People Magazine noting his death:
"B.B. Andersen, one of the first contestants to compete on Survivor, has died after a battle with brain cancer, PEOPLE confirms. He was 77.
Andersen passed away on Tuesday [October 29, 2013] in Kansas City, Mo., according to an obituary posted in the Kansas City Star, which described him as 'a lover of fine cigars, fine wine, close friends and good political debate.'
In a statement to PEOPLE, Survivor host Jeff Probst said: 'B.B. was one of the original cast members who launched Survivor back in 2000. He was a powerful presence on the show and that zest for epic adventure was at the heart of everything he did. I was very saddened to hear of his passing.'"
- Andy Dehnart's Reality Blurred article.
- Tom Santilli's Examiner.com article.
As a measure of the impact the Borneo cast had on popular culture at the time, here is a post-Borneo commercial for Reebok, featuring B.B. Not bad for the second person voted out: