Diem Brown dies at 32: Her final tweets are heartbreaking
MTV lost a member of their family this week as Real World/Road Rules Challenge reality star Diem Brown lost her long battle with cancer. Brown was only 32 years old.
Earlier this week, People reported that Brown had checked into a New York City hospital as her fight against cancer worsened. It was a sign for the star that things were not looking very well, so she took to Twitter on Tuesday, Nov. 11, to share her frustrations and ask for prayers from fans.
Just a few weeks ago, Brown had learned that the cancer, which was found in her stomach and colon earlier this fall, had spread to her liver and lymph nodes. It was devastating news for the star, as this was a war she had already fought when she was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the tender age of 23, and then diagnosed again in 2012.
Even with the sad news, Brown wanted to be a figure for others and partnered up with People.com to chronicle her fight in a rather candid blog. In one post, she applauded Good Morning America's Robin Roberts for her return to the morning show after conquering her battle with cancer and stressed that there need to be more success stories out there.
"We need these sorts of stories to be shared and we need to see that there are real-life happy endings," she wrote. "The world is full of hardships and when you are stuck in that dark place you yearn to grab onto any sort of light that can help you see there is hope."
Aside from her wise words, Brown also served as an advocate for the fight by starting a support organization called MedGift, which dedicated its time to those victims suffering from any illness. Speaking with People, she confessed how important it is for people to know that "the fight is worth it."