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Diem Brown's Love Of The Holiday Season Lives On As Friends & Family Gather To Decorate The Late MTV Star's NYC Apartment!

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Just because Diem Brown is no longer with us, doesn't mean her spirit can't be celebrated during the holiday season.

The MTV star, who tragically passed away on November 14, absolutely ADORED Christmas — so her family decided to honor her love for the holiday in a very sweet way.

[ Video: Diem Brown's Memorial Video Will Leave You In Tears ]

Two days after the reality star's death, her family and close friends gathered to decorate her NYC apartment. Brown's brother, Jarrod, strung lights, and her sister Megan and dad Richard put ornaments on the tree, while friends listened to Christmas carols and told stories about Diem.

Aw, what a touching tribute.

A close pal of Brown's explained:

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Diem Brown & 7 Other MTV Reality Stars Who Died Too Soon

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We're still so sad about Diem Brown's passing.

She was reality show royalty, and watching The Challenge without her just isn't going to be the same.

But remembering her best moments on the show got us thinking about other past MTV cast members who died way before their time.

[ Video: Diem Brown's Memorial Video Will Leave You In Tears! ]

For instance, The Real World premiered in 1992, and there have already been four deaths in the franchise since it all started.

We hope all eight of these stars who died too soon are resting peacefully.

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Hey Celebs! Ditch Those Cigarettes And Try Some Of These Healthier Alternatives For The Great American Smokeout!

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Today is the Great American Smokeout!!

Have you heard? The American Cancer Society wants you to quit smoking today!

Now wait… we know it's not that easy, but hear us out… they only want you to quit for one day!

Though if you never touch a cigarette ever again that'd be fantastic too.

Look! Even these smoker celebs could easily find something else to do for just ONE DAY!

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The Supporters Of Brittany Maynard Release A Pothumous Video In Honor Of What Would Have Been Her 30th Birthday

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It's so comforting to know that Brittany Maynard's legacy lives on despite her untimely death.

Today, on what would have been Maynard's 30th birthday, her supporters have released a posthumous video in support of the Death with Dignity Act, a cause near and dear to her heart.

During Brittany's final months living with terminal brain cancer, she was a champion for the controversial measure which allows terminally ill patients to end their own lives.

[ Related: Brittany's Mother Pens An Letter In Defense Of Her Daughter's Decision ]

Though many have publicly criticized the act, a group of Maynard supporters put together a touching tribute and PSA to educate the public on why the Death with Dignity Act should be passed across America.

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Diem Brown Was Given A Beautiful Service By Her Family And Close Friends Before She Was Finally Laid To Rest

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Diem Brown was laid to rest in New York on Tuesday, but not before her loved ones said goodbye to the MTV reality star.

The 32-year-old, who passed away after a long battle with cancer, was given a beautiful ceremony at the Church of St. Francis Xavier in downtown Manhattan.

[ Related: MTV Star Diem Brown Has Passed Away At 32 ]

The service started with the song On Eagles' Wings as Diem's family followed her casket to the front of the church.

Many of her family members and close friends paid tribute to the fallen star.

Her sister, Megan, delivered a heartbreaking eulogy that basically summed up who Diem was as a person.

She tearfully said:

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Brittany Maynard's Mother Pens An Emotional Letter In Defense Of Her Daughter's Decision To End Her Life

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Brittany Maynard's mother is taking a stand against the critics who've likened her daughter's tragic death on November 1st to a "reprehensible act".

Debbie Ziegler, who supported Brittany's decision to die with dignity after she was diagnosed with terminal cancer, wrote a very emotional and poignant letter in defense of her child's actions.

[ Related: Vatican Condemns Brittany Decision To Take Her Own Life! ]

While there are TONS of people who support Maynard's difficult choice, there are also plenty, including a Vatican official, who vehemently oppose the death with dignity cause.

On Tuesday, Debbie wrote a letter which shut down Brit's opponents with intelligence, poise, and heart:

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Father Gives His Dying Son An AMAZING Spider-Man Surprise For His 5th Birthday

Mike Wilson gave his son an amazing surprise for what could be his final birthday.

This just goes to show that you don't need to have superpowers to be somebody's hero.

Little Jayden Wilson just celebrated his 5th birthday, but it unfortunately might be his last as he was recently diagnosed with a Grade 4 Brain Stem Tumor and was only given a year to live.

[ Related: ​Loving Dad Builds Tiny Iron Man Suit So Sick Newborn Can 'Feel Brave!' ]

So his father, Mike Wilson, decided to make it a birthday he would never forget by suiting up as his favorite hero, Spider-Man, and literally dropped in on his party.

Seriously, if that's not Father-Of-The-Year material, we don't know what is!

Ch-ch-check out the heartwarming moment (below)!

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