‘Real World’ star Ryan Knight Dies at 29 [WATCH VIDEO]

By Ambika Thakur | 2 years ago
‘Real World’ star Ryan Knight Dies at 29 [WATCH VIDEO]

The "MTV Real World and Challenge" star Ryan Knight passed away on Nov. 27, 2014.  Knight was a cast member on the 2010 “Real World New Orlean.”  According to TMZ, Knight was found dead Thursday morning after a night of partying. The reality star was only 29. Read on for further details.

Hollywood Life reported that the news came after fellow cast member, Diem Brown, passed away from cancer at age 32. It is the second unfortunate death that has happened to the MTV family. Knight appeared on the 24th season of the show, which was set in New Orleans. In the series, Knight joined other cast members including his ex Jemmye Carroll, McKenzie Coburn, Preston O’Neil Roberson-Charles, Ryan Leslie, Sahar Dika, Ashlee Feldman and Eric Patrick.  


The reality star also played hockey for both Kenosha Knights and the Fond du Lac Bears until he suffered a shoulder injury. During his appearance on the MTV series, Knight revealed his struggle with substance abuse, as well as his succeeding recuperation. Now,  Ryan was a very dynamic user on social media and always kept his fans updated with his ventures. His last message can be seen below:

Moreover, MTV has expressed grief over the unfortunate demise of their member on social media.

Makenzie Jauer, the confounded girlfriend of the “Real World” star Ryan Knight, has opened up about her heartache via Instagram:


I love you Ryan Knight. I am heartbroken, confused, hurt and most of all mad. The pain I am feeling now will never go away. You mean more to me than you will ever know & I never thought that I would spend a day without you. Every second with you was full of love and laughter. You were the brightest light in every room. You taught me not to care about what other people think and you made me understand that being myself was okay. Thank you for being inappropriate at the worst of times and making me laugh until I cried. Thank you for loving me unconditionally even though I snored and drooled on you in my sleep. You had the sweetest soul and I will never forget that. I always called you "my sweet angel" and now you truly are. Love you forever, MEK. 

May Ryan Knight’s soul rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers go out to family, friends and fans in this difficult time.

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