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.
She is clothed in strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future. -Proverbs 31:25 Rest in peace my sweet Diem— Johnny Bananas (@MTVBananas) November 14, 2014
Words cannot express what @DiemBrownMTV meant to all of us on the challenge. My prayers go out to her family and loved ones— ZachMTV (@ZachMTV) November 14, 2014
@DiemBrownMTV Thank you for the smiles and hugs all throughout the time we had together. Enjoy the view from up there. You are missed.— Frank Sweeney (@frankcsweeney) November 14, 2014
My heart is broken.@DiemBrownMTV was such a beautiful person inside and out. Her strength and determination is to be admired by many. RIP— Katie Cooley (@KatieDoyle26) November 14, 2014
She gave me a beautiful chandelier as a wedding gift that's in my master bathroom. Very fitting as she really did light up a room. #RIPDiem— Katie Cooley (@KatieDoyle26) November 14, 2014
It's very sad to hear about @DiemBrownMTV's passing. I believe in a heaven and I have no doubt she was received lovingly on the other end.— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) November 14, 2014
R.I.P. Diem Brown.. Such an amazing person and I'm glad we were able to start our careers on Fresh Meat I together. You were always smiling— Big Easy (@EricBanks) November 14, 2014
Anyone that was ever blessed with @DiemBrownMTV presence knew how much she lit up a room no bigger fighter out there, my thoughts & prayers!— JohnnyReilly™ (@JohnnyReilly_) November 14, 2014
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