Reality TV star Diem Brown has sadly died after a long battle with cancer. People says the 32-year-old, who rose to fame on MTV's "Real World/Road Rules Challenge," passed away Friday in New York City. 

In a statement to Us Weekly, MTV says "MTV is tremendously sad to hear the news that Diem Brown has lost her long battle with cancer. We send our deepest condolences to her family and friends. Diem was a true fighter and brought passion to everything she touched. We will miss her."

Brown became an advocate and inspiration for others chronicling her fight against cancer in her blogs. She was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 23. Last month she revealed that cancer had been found in her stomach and colon and had spread to her liver and lymph nodes.

Friends and family were at her side in a New York City hospital this week as her condition worsened. 

In a blog post in October she encouraged others to continue to have hope no matter what the circumstances. She wrote, "No matter what it is, you're going to have the bad days, but if you have hope throughout, you won, no matter what the results.  Life is so beautiful." 

Our thoughts and prayers are with Diem's family and friends. Many of them have been taking to social media to express their condolences. 

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