Diem Brown, 32, dies after brave battle with cancer

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Reality Star Diem Brown Dies at 32


Diem Brown lost her long, extremely brave battle with cancer, PEOPLE reports. She was 32.

Diem first found fame on the MTV reality series "Real World/Road Rules Challenge" in 2006, and went on to compete in six more challenges.

In a statement, the network said: "MTV is tremendously sad to hear the news that Diem Brown has lost her long battle with cancer. We send our deepest condolences to her family and friends. Diem was a true fighter and brought passion to everything she touched. We will miss her."

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Please watch tonight's @enews 4 an update on @diembrown #diemstrong #prayersup Photo credit: @peoplemag
I NEED PRAyErs and advice my doctors are seemingly giving up but I won't & can't rollover. Whatever option I have to LIVE I'm grabbing!
Need prayers, advice, support & outreach. No is not an option. Contact @alicialquarles We know there is hope & help http://t.co/08yS0iIOZq
Thanks girls for holding my hand - no matter how many times you go through cancer.. The first chemo back always gives me so much anxiety & emotions... Love y'all now it's #ChemoTime #KillTheCancer @danamlevy @julierotondi
My heart. #DiemStrong @DiemBrownMTV I love you. http://t.co/8zD6QgeTXP
Toasting the strongest girl we know: #diemstrong #friendsarefamily w/ @faithbrown7 @clarkejryan @cupeachez @julierotondi @elisemiller22 @erincoolnessyall @aneesamtv @sasansoleimani
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR CEDARS-SINAI - Alicia Quarles, E! News correspondent, Diem Brown, Ovarian cancer advocate and Dr. Karlan, Director of Cedars-Sinai Women’s Cancer Program pose for a portrait during Cedars-Sinai 2nd Annual Run For Her New York 5K Run and Friendship Walk, on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in New York. "Run for Her" started in Los Angeles ten years ago and has grown to include New York City and the Bay Area. The event raises awareness for ovarian cancer and generates support for the Women’s Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. (John Minchillo/AP Images for Cedars-Sinai)
Television personalities Ashley Kelsey, left, and Diem Brown, right, attend the Origins Smarty Plants Event on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Diem Brown arrives at the InStyle Summer Soiree at the Mondrian Hotel on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Diem Brown attends the 17th Annual Super Saturday Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Benefit, presented by QVC, at Nova's Ark Project in Water Mill on Saturday, July 26, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR CEDARS-SINAI - Alicia Quarles, E! News correspondent, Diem Brown, Ovarian cancer advocate and Dr. Karlan, Director of Cedars-Sinai Women’s Cancer Program pose for a portrait during Cedars-Sinai 2nd Annual Run For Her New York 5K Run and Friendship Walk, on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in New York. "Run for Her" started in Los Angeles ten years ago and has grown to include New York City and the Bay Area. The event raises awareness for ovarian cancer and generates support for the Women’s Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. (John Minchillo/AP Images for Cedars-Sinai)
Diem Brown arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Photo by Scott Gries/Invision/AP)
Diem Brown attends the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund's 15th Annual Super Saturday on Saturday, July 28, 2012 in Water Mill, NY. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Diem Brown attends Us Weekly's Most Stylish New Yorkers of 2014 at Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel on September 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 02: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) TV personality Diem Brown visits the Young Hollywood Studio on February 2, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alyse Gilbert/Young Hollywood/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - OCTOBER 17: Diem Brown attends The Make-A-Wish Foundation Holiday Preview Fashion Show Presented by bebe at Social Hollywood on October 17, 2007 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by John M. Heller/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - JUNE 04: TV personality Diem Brown attends the House of Harlow, Clandestine Industries and Switch Boutique Fashion Show held at Boulevard3 on June 4, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for MMA)
Diem Brown (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
Yeaaaaaa woke up pain free today!! It's crazy been praying for one day just one day to wake up feeling good & today BOOM it's here! 😜 Put on a cute flannel (thx @jamiejchung ) & going to keep ontop of meds today so I can keep this feeling as long as possible lol It's nuts when you feel like you keep getting kicked down over and over and you don't think you can take anymore --- the simplest thing happens & it reenergizes you... Thank you to everyone for your prayers and love and support thank you from the bottom of my heart! 💓💕 Realllly needed this today and I just can't be more grateful to wake up & feel excited to feel good :)
#Repost from @alicialquarles with @repostapp --- Clearly we were delirious last night in the ER. @diembrown & @JulieRotondi are the best at making lemonade out of lemons. I'm pretty sure the doctors could not wait for Jules & I to leave & stop terrorizing them. ## Hey you two terrorizing them got me a corner room in the ER upgrade aka (put them FAR away as possible) lol 😘 Can't wait to come home tomorrow! That surgery was a cake walk compared to last time! ## Ps: #ElvisLip #Sugarland
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During her time on the popular shows, Brown was open about her cancer battle, never sugarcoating the difficult moments and always reveling in positive updates. She took off her wig in one emotional scene during "The Duel" and chronicled the loss of her hair in video diaries and photo shoots.

On November 11th, Diem wrote about her strong will to fight on Instagram: " Need tons of prayers, advice, support and outreach. I'm not taking no for an answer. Alicia Quarles will take medical advice. Contact her. We know there is hope and help. We need you."

Brown's close friend, E! correspondent Alicia Quarles shared the following update when Diem's health took a turn for the worst on the 12th: "Diem went into the hospital on Sunday. Her family is amazing, her father is here, her sisters, her brothers, all of her friends, we've been surrounding her non-stop. Last night wasn't a good night, but ... the doctors said 'anybody else would not have survived last night, but Diem continues to amaze them.' She is stable now, today is a good day and that's all we can ask for."

US Weekly reports that Diem was scheduled to undergo the second of five chemotherapy treatments on November 18th.

Throughout her nearly ten-year battle, Diem was candid about her health struggles. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer ten years ago at age 23, and in 2012, she revealed that the cancer had returned. In October, she received even more difficult news: The cancer found in her stomach and colon in August spread to her liver and lymph nodes.

Diem founded MedGift to help people struggling to pay for and cope with medical hardships. Diem's friends and family set up this page for her.

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