2014 was a rough year for MTV‘s The Real World and The Challenge families.
In addition to losing the gorgeous Diem Brown in November, The Challenge: Battle of the Exes II cast also lost Ryan Knight the same month.
Sadly, Ryan passed away from an unknown cause after a hard night of partying — and now his ex-girlfriend Jemmye Carroll is speaking out on his untimely death.
The pair first started dating while filming The Real World: New Orleans in 2010 and broke-up in 2011. Despite the split, the two remained close friends and co-stars until his passing.
“The last time I saw him was when we flew back together from Battle of the Exes. He passed away on a Thursday, Thanksgiving, and I talked to him on a Monday or Tuesday. We still talked a lot.”
How sad. At least Carroll got to speak to Ryan one last time.
The reality star added:
“We’ve done these shows together, and we were constantly connected through our Challenge family and Real World family. Every show, he was there. I could never escape him. I don’t think it would ever feel right being there without him.”
After Knight’s final episode aired, Jemmye tweeted:
It’s been a complete honor to grace y’all’s tv with my bluntness. Keep his memory alive by living in the moment, that’s what he would want
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Jemmye Carroll (@JustJem24) January 28, 2015
We just hope 2015 is a better year for the MTV family.
Stay strong, Jemmye.
[Image via MTV.]