Many fellow Survivoralums have tweeted about Ralph's death, hoping that he rests in peace.
Ralph was eliminated from Survivor: Redemption Island after he lost the season's eleventh Redemption Island duel to Matt Elrod, Mike Chiesl and Andrea Boehlke during a May 2011 broadcast, which marked the 13th episode of the CBS reality series' 22nd edition.
At the time he was on the show, Ralph was a 44-year-old farmer from Lebanon, VA.
Ralph told Reality TV World in his Survivor exit interview that he stood out in the casting process by sending CBS a video of himself "nursing on a cow."
Ralph said at the time of casting that he was inspired by his farm.
"I've been at it all my life," Ralph said. "I'm always amazed at my animals -- how they grow and survive. Being able to watch the circle of life go 'round and be a part of it is a very satisfying adventure that I never get tired of."
Ralph enjoyed hunting, hiking and traveling, and his personal claim to fame was being completely debt-free in his forties with no car payment or mortgage.
Ralph also owned two homes on the same farm and described himself as "determined, strong-willed and stubborn," according to his CBS bio.
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Ralph applied to be onSurvivor after watching the show for years as a Super Fan.
"[I] knew one day I'd get my chance," Ralph said in 2011. "I want to be a hometown hero for the folks back home!"