Julie Chen honors Big Brother contestant Cassandra Waldon with heartfelt tribute

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Starring in the very first season of Big BrotherUS in 2000, Waldon came sixth out of 10 contestants. According to reports, Cassandra Waldon has died.

Waldon, who worked at the United Nations and was the very first Big Brother contestant to enter the house on the USA version of the series, reportedly died on September 25 from injuries related to a vehicle accident in Rome.

'Her funeral will be held next weekend in her home state of Maryland'.

According to the report, Waldon was hit by a vehicle about two months ago, and suffered a head injury. She was 56-years-old.

Julie Chen, who hosts the longtime CBS reality program, remembered Cassandra on her Instagram. Your gentle will proceed to shine on this world due to the best way you lived your life: "with class and beauty", the caption started. May your family and loved ones find solace and peace.

'Thank you for bringing your intelligence, warmth and wisdom to the Huge Brother residence Season 1. You're in my ideas and in my prayers.

The Johns Hopkins grad - who was 56 - was living and working in Italy as communications director for the International Fund for Agricultural Development, a United Nations agency.

As soon as information received out about Cassandra's tragic dying, social media posts about her began showing on-line, together with an emotional one from Massive Brother host Julie Chen, 49. "She was a delightful and dedicated colleague and we were sad to learn of her passing". She is the first former female Big Brother US star to pass away.

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