Adam Klein - "Survivor" Season 33 Contestant
Adam Klein is one of the leading players on season 33 of Survivor
and one of the most talked about subjects when it comes to Klein is his mother who was battling cancer while he was on the show. Unfortunately, his mother has passed away before the season aired. Klein posted this message about missing his mother via Instagram: Despair is easy and keeping life brilliant and full of color and light is a challenge without you, Mom. Your physical absence is a constant struggle. But we feel your light shining on us and emanating from us, and we continue forward. It's what you would want, and it's what we need.
When Klein got involved with the show, he had previously auditioned with his mother. It wasn't until his third time that he was accepted as a cast member, according to Parade
. Klein spoke about being on Survivor while his mom was sick, saying: My mom, who is the healthiest person in the entire world, worked out every day and is all organic and never smoked a day in her life — you name it — has stage four lung cancer. It’s just been the greatest nightmare of my life. Now to have the greatest dream of my life alongside that? Everything feels so surreal right now.
As the show enters its finale, click through our gallery of Klein's best photos for more background on him, his dating life and his mother. (CBS)