Former MTV reality star Ryan Knight has died at the age of 29. According to reports, the Real World New Orleans alum's friends discovered his body on Thanksgiving morning. TMZ reported that Ryan's friends said he partied the night before and was upbeat and happy about a new relationship. MTV confirmed the news via Twitter on Friday, writing, "We've tragically lost another member of our @MTV family. Our thoughts and prayers are with @Knight_MTV's loved ones."
- The Challenge (@ChallengeMTV) November 28, 2014
Ryan's passing comes about two weeks after his fellow MTV alum Diem Brown lost her battle with cancer. Ryan and Diem had participated in a season of The Challenge together. He took to Twitter before her funeral to share a sweet message in her honor, describing her as an "angel."
A funeral for an Angel tomorrow. She'll fly the highest and shine the brightest. And without a doubt she'll be dancing over us. Love Ya DB
- Knight (@Knight_MTV) November 18, 2014