Ryan Knight's Fellow 'Real World' & 'Challenge' Stars Share Touching Messages Following His Death

On Thursday, Nov. 27, shocking news broke about a member of the 2010 Real World New Orleans cast. According to TMZ, Real World and Challenge star Ryan Knight died on Thanksgiving morning. Friends of Knight's who spoke with TMZ explained that he had gone out with friends Wednesday night and seemed to be in good spirits, but was found dead by a friend the following morning. Allegedly, Knight "choked on his own vomit." Additionally, Knight is said to have taken "some pills," but the type and amount was not specified.

News of Knight's death is, of course, very sad as well as disconcerting given the way he is said to have passed away, but the news is even more heartbreaking as it comes only two weeks after Knight's fellow Challenge star Diem Brown died after a long battle with cancer. In fact, Knight's current Twitter profile picture is one of himself with Brown.

Similar to when news of Brown's death broke, the news about Knight has lead fans and fellow Real World and Challenge stars alike to shares their condolences on Twitter. While many have reached out, perhaps the most poignant of all is from Knight's ex Jemmye Carroll, his Real World roommate whom he dated while on the show.

Below is Carroll's message along with those of other Real World and Challenge stars — some from his seasons, and some from others who knew Knight and wanted to share their memories.