Ryan Knight, ‘Real World’ Star, Dead at 29: Castmates Spend Thanksgiving in Mourning

Knight first appeared on the MTV reality franchise during 2010’s “Real World: New Orleans”

Last Updated: November 28, 2014 @ 1:51 PM

Cast members from various seasons of  MTV’s “The Real World” spent Thanksgiving mourning the loss of Ryan Knight, a “Real World: New Orleans” star who was found dead on Thursday at a friend’s home. He was 29 years old.

“Lost my friend and my roommate today,” Knight’s 2010 “Real World” co-star Ashlee Feldman tweeted on Thursday. “My heart aches and Thanksgiving will never be the same. I’ll miss you Ryan.”

After joining the long-running reality franchise, Knight appeared on a number of  MTV’s “Challenge” seasons, including “The Challenge: Rivals II,” “The Challenge: Battle of the Exes II” and “The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons.”

MTV issued the following statement to TheWrap:

“We are saddened to hear the news of the passing of Ryan Knight. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends at this difficult time.”

The news of Knight’s death, which TMZ reports came after a night of partying with friends on Wednesday, arrived just two weeks after “Real World” alum Diem Brown died due to a long battle with cancer.

Knight will clearly be missed by many in the “Real World” family, which took to the social media to share their condolences.

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