Tragedy as reality star is found dead at 29

Very sad news this morning, as it has been reported that reality TV star Ryan Knight has died.

The 29-year-old, who starred in MTV’s The Real World: New Orleans, reportedly passed away on Wednesday following a night of partying with friends.

According to TMZ, friends of the star found him on Thursday morning.

The cause of death has not yet been disclosed to the media.

A number of Knight’s friends and former co-stars took to their social media accounts in the past 24 hours to express their sadness over the star’s tragic death.

Close friend Zach Nichols, who starred alongside Knight in The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons, paid tribute to him on Twitter, writing: “You lived your life in the fast lane, and your smile was contagious. My bunkmate, my buddy. Rest easy pal, I’ll miss you.”

Knight’s on-off girlfriend Jemmye Carroll also shared a heartbreaking message on Twitter, accompanied by a collage of some of their special moments together.

“Words will never be enough to justify the connection we shared and the pain I will forever feel. RIP,” she wrote.

Such sad news. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.