Sad News: MTV Star Diem Brown Dies at 32 of Colon Cancer

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Diem Brown, 32, who rose to fame as a competitor on MTV’s “The Challenge” series and later became an entertainment reporter, has died after a long battle with cancer. 

In 2006, Brown appeared on MTV’s“Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Fresh Meat.” She went on to compete on several additional installments of “The Challenge” series.

In August 2014, while filming her eighth “Challenge” for MTV, Diem collapsed and later revealed she had been diagnosed with colon cancer, after beating ovarian cancer twice before. She worked as a blogger for People magazine as she received cancer treatments.

Diem with her friends during her hospital stay last month

On Tuesday, she tweeted that her doctors were “giving up” but she was determined to fight the disease.

“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!” 

Diem became an advocate and inspiration for others facing similar battles, she founded, a registry to help those suffering from illness.

Diem Brown
Chris “CT” Tamburello sleeping next to the hospital bed of his ex-girlfriend, Diem


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