- Ryan Knight was found dead on Wednesday night by friends, TMZ report
- The site claims he had been partying with friends and ‘taken some pills’
- Was friends with MTV star Diem Brown who died of cancer this month
George Stark for MailOnline
19:56 EST, 27 November 2014
21:47 EST, 27 November 2014
Reality star Ryan Knight has died aged 29.
TMZ report that that Knight – who appeared in MTV’s The Real World: New Orleans passed away Wednesday night following a night out partying with friends.
A close friend reportedly told the site that he was found by his friends on Thursday morning.
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Tragedy: MTV’s The Real World cast member Ryan Knight – pictured here in September 2013 in New York – dead at 29 ‘after his body is found by friends following a night of partying’
Worrying: Knight’s last tweet on Wednesday, the day he died aged 29
TMZ also report that several close friends of Knight claim he had ‘taken some pills’ but did not specify what kind, while another friends claims he had ‘choked on his own vomit’.
Fellow MTV reality star Diem Brown tragically died earlier this month at the age of 34 after a battle with cancer.
Knight recently changed his Twitter profile picture to a snap of himself and Diem.
Gone too soon: Fellow MTV reality star Diem Brown – who tragically died earlier this month at the age of 34 after a battle with cancer – is seen here with a picture of Ryan Knight
The pair did not star together on MTV’s The Real World, however, Knight did appear on The Challenge alongside Diem.
Following The Challenge, Diem did make a name for herself as an entertainment reporter after and their paths crossed on the reality television circuit.
He was known as a bit of a villain on the reality show, and Knight himself jokingly put his Twitter bio as: ‘Sooooo I’m the a**hole’.
Paying tribute: Knight’s ex-girlfriend Jemmy Carroll tweeted on Thursday
Worryingly his last tweet on Wednesday was simply a message that read ‘You used to mean a lot’.
His ex-girlfriend Jemmye Carroll took to Twitter on Thursday to say ‘thank you for your kind words’ to her followers.
She added: ‘Words will never be enough to justify the connection we shared and the pain I will forever feel. RIP’.
Reality star: Ryan is seen here on MTV’s The Challenge: Rivals II (where he became friends with Diem Brown)
Hero: Diem – pictured here in July this year – heroically battled with cancer this year, and died on 14 November