As an avid fan of The Challenge on MTV, I was truly saddened to hear about cast member Diem Brown passing away on Friday, November 14. Brown was so young and definitely an inspiration to many people; she went through many battles with cancer, all while maintaining a positive attitude. Diem Brown's funeral was today in New York City and many of her friends and family were present to mourn their loss and to honor her memory.
Everyone is, of course, very sad about her death, but many of her fans and loved ones have emphasized the good times they had with her. Even those who were not physically present at the funeral remembered the 32-year-old reality star through social media posts. Brown touched many people's lives, whether they actually met her or not. The hash tags #DiemStrong, #DiemBrown, #RIPDiemBrown, and #DanceForDiem have been top trending topics on Twitter.
This is what some of her castmates have been saying since her passing:
Wisely perfectly described the funeral today.
Bananas posted this image and caption about Diem Brown's funeral
The Challenge's host TJ Lavin responded to a fan's tweet about the empowering moment when Diem took off her wig in an episode.
Castmate Brad Fiorenza kept things light and comical reflecting on the pressure he and Brown felt going into an elimination.
Sarah Rice remembered Brown with an Instagrammed People's coverage about her passing.
Jasime Reynaud danced in Brown's memory.
Cara Maria tweeted about coming to tears thinking about Brown and then she remembered to be positive, just like her friend.
Camila Nakagawa danced it up to remember her friend.