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Hunky trainer
from Bravo's Work Out dies

Hunky trainer
from Bravo's Work Out dies

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One of the gay trainers from Bravo's reality television series Work Out, who appeared on the cover of The Advocate (far right), died unexpectedly over the weekend.

One of the gay trainers who appeared on Bravo's reality television series Work Out died unexpectedly after being rushed to the hospital over the weekend. Doug Blasdell appeared on the July 18, 2006, cover of The Advocate alongside the show's lesbian star, Jackie Warner.

Bravo released the following statement on Wednesday: "All of us at Bravo are deeply saddened by the terrible news of Doug Blasdell's untimely passing. He was an inspiring trainer, an exuberant colleague who made the gym a very fun place each and every day and was extraordinarily warm in all aspects of his life. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his many friends and colleagues at this very difficult time."

Blasdell was not interviewed for the Advocate story, but he did speak with AfterElton.com around the same time. In that interview he talked about how much he enjoyed working on the Bravo show. "It's a beautiful thing because it really focuses on being gay and the gay community in general," he said. "The people they picked represent our community very well. I mean, there's drama, of course. There is in any community. But the three of us give different examples of what it is to be gay. And none of it is negative."

There has been no official report released on the cause of death. In July, AfterElton reported that Blasdell, a native Californian, was newly single after having been in a 14-year relationship. (The Advocate)

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