Waldon passed away on Sept. 25 in Rome, where she lived and worked, due to a head injury sustained in a car accident about two months ago, according to TMZ. She never regained consciousness following the accident.
A communications director for the United Nations, Waldon finished in sixth place on the inaugural season of “Big Brother” in 2000. “Big Brother” host Julie Chen Moonves paid tribute to Waldon with a heartfelt post on Instagram on Friday.
“Rest In Peace Cassandra. Your light will continue to shine in this world because of the way you lived your life: with class and grace,” Chen Moonves wrote. “May your family and loved ones find solace and peace. Thank you for bringing your intelligence, warmth and wisdom to the ‘Big Brother’ house