U.S. television producer Jeff Rice was found dead in his hotel room in Kampala Uganda according to his wife and business partner Sally Blackman. The Kampala Metropolitan Police Force is investigating the matter have have said that it appears he died of a drug overdoes based on a preliminary investigation.
Rice was the producer of the popular television show The Amazing Race and Whale Wars. Police commander Andrew Kaweesi said that he does not yet know what drugs Rice may have died from and that an autopsy will be preformed.
Part of Sally Blackman's state read: "Jeff was on a film production in Uganda and was doing what he loves. ... He was a true asset to the film industry worldwide and Africa was his 'home,'" Blackman wrote. The nature of Rice's work in Kampala was not immediately known.
His death however is being viewed with some suspicion, with the possibility that he was actually poisoned. Some close to Rice said they were not aware he was using any drugs.