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The Amazing Race contestant Donald Anthony St. Claire, one of the oldest to compete, dies at 87


The Amazing Race contestant Donald Anthony St. Claire, one of the oldest in show’s history to compete, passes away at 87

  • Donald Anthony St. Claire, who appeared as a contestant on the Amazing Race, has passed away at the age of 87
  • His son confirmed the news to TMZ, revealing that the star collapsed and died in his California home
  • The family believes Donald suffered a heart issue despite getting a clean bill of health at a recent checkup
  • Donald appeared on the beloved competition show back in its sixth season which aired in 2004 
  • He was 69 at the time of filming, making him one of the oldest to compete 
  • Donald teamed up with his wife Mary Jean though they were eliminated in Germany and finished in eighth place

The Amazing Race contestant Donald Anthony St. Claire, one of the oldest in show’s history to compete, has passed away at the age of 87.

The reality star collapsed and died in his home in Angels Camp, California, after suffering what the family believes to be a heart issue, his son Greg told TMZ.

The publication revealed he had recently gone in for a checkup and everything came back fine, so his death was something of a shock.

Tragic: Donald Anthony St. Claire, who appeared as a contestant on the Amazing Race, has passed away at the age of 87 (pictured with wife Mary Jean St. Claire on the show)

Tragic: Donald Anthony St. Claire, who appeared as a contestant on the Amazing Race, has passed away at the age of 87 (pictured with wife Mary Jean St. Claire on the show)

He passed away in late August though the news of his passing was only recently reported. 

Donald appeared on the beloved racing show back in its sixth season which aired in 2004. 

He teamed up with his wife Mary Jean though they were eliminated in Germany and finished in eighth place. 

Passing at home: The reality star collapsed and died in his home in Angels Camp, California, after suffering what the family believes to be a heart issue, his son Greg told TMZ

Passing at home: The reality star collapsed and died in his home in Angels Camp, California, after suffering what the family believes to be a heart issue, his son Greg told TMZ

Race: Donald appeared on the beloved racing show back in its sixth season which aired in 2004

Race: Donald appeared on the beloved racing show back in its sixth season which aired in 2004

'Grandparents': The pair were known as the team of 'Grandparents' on that season of the show. St. Claire was 69 at the time of filming

‘Grandparents’: The pair were known as the team of ‘Grandparents’ on that season of the show. St. Claire was 69 at the time of filming

The pair were known as the team of ‘Grandparents’ on that season of the show. St. Claire was 69 at the time of filming. 

Donald worked as a doctor in Northern California for 40 years. He practiced internal medicine and worked with Stanford University. 

He is survived by Mary and his children Donald St. Claire, Jr., Gregory St. Claire, Jeffrey St. Claire and Valeri Andres. 

Doctor: Donald worked as a doctor in Northern California for 40 years. He practiced internal medicine and worked with Stanford University

Doctor: Donald worked as a doctor in Northern California for 40 years. He practiced internal medicine and worked with Stanford University

Big family: He is survived by Mary and his children Donald St. Claire, Jr., Gregory St. Claire, Jeffrey St. Claire, Valeri Andres, stepchildren Michael Henningsen and Christa Flores as well as 16 grandkids and a number of great-grandchildren

Big family: He is survived by Mary and his children Donald St. Claire, Jr., Gregory St. Claire, Jeffrey St. Claire, Valeri Andres, stepchildren Michael Henningsen and Christa Flores as well as 16 grandkids and a number of great-grandchildren

He also had two stepchildren Michael Henningsen and Christa Flores as well as 16 grandkids and a number of great-grandchildren. 

Don and Mary went on to travel all over the world privately in subsequent years, and he also won an International Winemaker of the Year award. 

The Amazing Race is currently in its 34th season with new episodes coming out every Wednesday. 

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