MTV Star Diem Brown Passes Away at Age 32

Diem BrownIncredibly sad news today. MTV Challenge star Diem Brown has passed away today after a long battle with ovarian cancer. She was only 32. It was only a few days ago that Diem sounded like she was still bravely battling this horrible disease and would not go down without a fight.

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She posted on Twitter:

Ugh, it's so difficult to believe that someone who had so much life left in her just a few days ago has now passed on. The reality star was battling her third fight with ovarian cancer, which had spread to her colon and stomach lining. She was first diagnosed in 2006 and 2012.

But she had recently started a new chemotherapy plan and she sounded upbeat, telling US Weekly that she would beat the disease one more time and that she was a "warrior."

Brown first came to be known as a fierce competitor on MTV's Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Fresh Meat. She competed in seven seasons of the show. She also was on Battle of the Exes, in which she was reunited with her on-again/off-again boyfriend, Real World: Paris's Chris "CT" Tamburello, whom she met on The Duel.

It's so hard to fathom that someone in such incredible shape would die so young. Cancer is a shitty disease that does not discriminate.

Diem was only 24 when she was first diagnosed with cancer. It's so important for young women to realize that ovarian cancer can affect them too. Here are some of the warning signs to look out for.

Take Diem's life as a lesson: You can go at any time. Live your life to the fullest, love don't hate, and as Diem's friend and MTV costar Cara Maria tweeted in tribute to her brave pal: "Count your blessings. Don't sweat the small stuff."

Wise words for us all. Rest in peace, Diem. You are truly a warrior.

 

Image via Diem Brown/Instagram

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