The The Real World: New Orleans star Ryan Knight has reportedly died. He was just 29 years old.
According to TMZ, the reality TV star’s friends revealed to them that he had been enjoying a night of partying on Wednesday night and had slept over at a friend’s house. But on Thursday morning, a friend reportedly found him dead, having choked on his own vomit.
According to the gossip outlet, Knight was in great spirits the night before his untimely death and had revealed to friends that he was in a new relationship with someone who made him very happy. TMZ also reports that “several people who were in contact with Knight while he was partying tell us he had taken ‘some pills’ but they were not specific.”
Knight’s death comes less than two weeks after fellow MTV reality star Diem Brown died at the age of 32 on Friday, Nov. 14, following a lengthy battle with cancer.
Days before his death, Knight took to Twitter to pay tribute to Brown on the night before her funeral.
He wrote a touching message, which read, “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’s costars have all been left deeply shocked and saddened by his sudden passing, and among the tributes came one from his ex-girlfriend, Jemmye Carroll, who took to Twitter to pay tribute to the late star.
— Jem (@JustJem24) November 27, 2014
Our thoughts are with Knight’s family and friends during this sad time.