'The Real World' Star Ryan Knight Dies at 29

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Reports suggest Knight was found dead on Thursday morning after a night of partying

The Real World alum Ryan Knight has died, TMZ is reporting. He was 29.

The cause of death is not yet known, but TMZ's report says that Knight was out partying on Wednesday night and was found dead by friends on Thursday morning. 

"We are saddened to hear the news of the passing of Ryan Knight," said MTV in a statement. "Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends at this difficult time."

Knight was the star of the 2010 New Orleans edition of the MTV reality show, and he later went on to feature on The Challenge. Knight's death is barely weeks after the death of fellow Real World star Diem Brown, who tragically lost her fight with ovarian cancer at the age of 32.

A number of Real World alums took to Twitter to remember the larger-than-life Knight. 

Nov. 28, 12:25 p.m. updated with MTV's statement.