February 23, 2012- Ugandan authorities are investigating a reality show producer’s death in their country. Jeff Rice, a U.S. producer from Oklahoma, whose works include Whale Wars and The Amazing Race, was found dead last week in Kampala. A police force commander, Andrew Kaweesi said Rice died from a drug overdose. The toxicology results did not specify what drug was involved.
On Thursday, the police will release an official statement said the commander. On Sunday, Rice’s wife Sally Blackman announced his death.
She said in her statement, “Jeff was doing what he loved most, film production and Africa was where he loved to be most.”
It is unknown what was the nature of Rice’s work. As of yet, Blackman has not commented on the police report that Rice died following an overdose of drugs. Rice is survived by his wife and two daughters aged 2 and 7.
The United States Embassy in the country referred all questions relating to Rice’s death to the Kampala police department. Rice and his wife were co-owners of a production company in South Africa and he had recently worked as a production facilitator for CBS’s latest season of The Amazing Race. However, that show wrapped up its shooting a number of months ago.