Diem Brown

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Friends and former colleagues of Diem Brown, as well as other MTV alumni, are mourning the loss of the reality show star, who died at age 32 on Friday after battling cancer for the third time.

Brown, who starred on several seasons of the Road Rules and The Real World spinoff The Challenge, was diagnosed with colon cancer several months ago after having already survived ovarian cancer—twice. Throughout her recent battle, her family and friends were by her side and many posted inspiring, heartwarming messages of support on social media, as well as links to her page on MedGift.com, the foundation she had created seven years ago to help people battling illnesses.

Brown herself posted a heartbreaking tweet three days ago.

"I NEED PRAyErs and advice my doctors are seemingly giving up but I won't & can't rollover. Whatever option I have to LIVE I'm grabbing!" she said.

Here are several heartwarming tributes posted on social media by her former co-stars:

Camila Nakagawa (starred with Brown on The Challenge: Battle of the Exes and Rivals II):

Mark Long (starred with Brown on The Challenge: Battle of the Exes and The Duel II):

Trishelle Cannatella (The Real World: Las Vegas, starred with Brown on The Challenge: Rivals II):

Frank Sweeney (starred with Brown on The Challenge: Rivals II):

 

Ryan Knight (starred with Brown on The Challenge: Rivals II):

Trey Weatherholtz (starred with Brown on The Challenge: Rivals II):

Brad Fiorenza (starred with Brown on The Challenge: The Ruins, The Duel, The Duel II and The Gauntlet III):

Eric Banks (starred with Brown on The Challenge: Fresh Meat, The Duel, The Duel II and The Gauntlet III):

Jessica McCain (starred with Brown on The Challenge: Rivals II):

Jonna Mannion (starred with Brown on The Challenge: Rivals II):

Jasmine Reynaud (starred with Brown on The Challenge: Battle of the Exes and Rivals IItweeted: "@DiemBrownMTV has sadly passed away! Diem you will be truly missed I'm grateful I had the opportunity to have you in my life as a friend!! #RIPDiemBrown"

She added, " she will always dance in our hearts!"

Other MTV reality stars who did not work with Brown also posted sympathy messages. Check them out below.

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi (Jersey Shore, Snooki & JWoww):

Snooki's Jersey Shore co-star, DJ Pauly D:

Zach Nichols (The Real World: San Diego and The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons):

Brandon Swift (Real World: St. Thomas and The Challenge: Free Agents):

Jenna Compono (The Real World: Ex-Plosion):

Emilee Fitzpatrick (The Real World: Cancun and The Challenge: Free Agents):

One of the most touching tributes by an MTV reality star came from Cara Maria Sorbello, who starred with Brown on The Challenge: Battle of the Exes and The Challenge: Rivals II. She shared a YouTube video showing her, Brown and three other friends having fun on a trip to the 2011 Stagecoach country music festival in California (watch it below. Warning: contains expletives).

"This is @diembrown," she wrote. "This is off the show...Straight pure dancing happiness and full of life. THIS is the Diem I know. There is no 'losing the fight' or 'losing the battle' to cancer. Please don't ever think or say that. She has done nothing but WIN with her life. She is an angel put here for us to teach us lessons."

Read her entire message below.

From shock and tears.... to smiles. Www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8tw7yg6WEQ This is @diembrown This is off the show...Straight pure dancing happiness and full of life. THIS is the Diem i know. There is no "losing the fight" or "losing the battle" to cancer. Please dont ever think or say that. She has done nothing but WIN with her life. She is an angel put here for us to teach us lessons. Diem has inspired strength to those who felt weak. She has reached out a hand to those who felt alone. She created MEDGIFT and left a beautiful legacy through her passion for helping others. She has shown all of us how to come together in prayer and love. What she has left us is the biggest gift in the world. We are sad because this heart of life got taken away from us too soon.... But we should celebrate what she has done. Celebrate her life. Be thankful for what she has taught us through her struggles. Know that life and health are never guaranteed. Tell those close to you that you love them. Be thankful for all the little things. Diems life, struggles, and death all had a purpose. Take everything she has taught you and be a better person for it. Prayers to her family. Diem is truly dancing with the stars now. All my love. Thank you Diem for reaching out to a lonely weirdo for a thanksgiving meal all those years ago. You changed my life more than you could ever know. I will pass along your kindness in your honor. Love you. You are and always will be a Warrior.

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Check out more information about Diem Brown's foundation MedGift.com and find out how you can help.

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