Ryan Knight: 'Real World' & 'Challenge' Star dies -- fans freak out

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Words will never be enough to justify the connection we shared and the pain I will forever feel. RIP @Knight_MTV http://t.co/EUzeoLEwdr
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: TV personality Ryan Knight attends MTV's 'The Challenge: Rivals II' final episode and reunion party at Chelsea Studio on September 25, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Will someone tell me how or why @Knight_MTV is dead?!
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) TV personalities Frank Sweeney (L) and Ryan Knight appear on MTV's 'The Challenge: Rivals II' final episode and reunion party at Chelsea Studio on September 25, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
@Knight_MTV is dead!? No this actually can't be real
Throw back and apparently that dude died. Ryan Knight from the Real World. Cool dude http://t.co/Klhf5MfGiv
Ryan Knight Dies; Former Real World Cast Member Was 29 #R.I.P. http://t.co/16BfNDlPGk http://t.co/WyFnuOqSjb
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: TV personalities Preston Roberson-Charles (L) and Ryan Knight attend MTV's 'The Challenge: Rivals II' Final Episode and Reunion Party at Chelsea Studio on September 25, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
RIP Ryan Knight http://t.co/45DFH9sMlu
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) TV personalities Cara Maria Sorbello, Emily Schromm, Ryan Knight, and Jonny Moseley appear on MTV's 'The Challenge: Rivals II' final episode and reunion party at Chelsea Studio on September 25, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) TV personalities Frank Sweeney, Ryan Knight, Emily Schromm, Cara Maria Sorbello, and Jonny Moseley appear on MTV's 'The Challenge: Rivals II' final episode and reunion party at Chelsea Studio on September 25, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) TV personalities Frank Sweeney (L) and Ryan Knight appear on MTV's 'The Challenge: Rivals II' final episode and reunion party at Chelsea Studio on September 25, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) TV personalities Frank Sweeney (L) and Ryan Knight appear on MTV's 'The Challenge: Rivals II' final episode and reunion party at Chelsea Studio on September 25, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: TV personality Ryan Knight attends MTV's 'The Challenge: Rivals II' Final Episode and Reunion Party at Chelsea Studio 'B' on September 25, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: (L-R) TV personalities Preston Robertson-Charles and Ryan Knight attend MTV's 'The Challenge: Rivals II' Final Episode and Reunion Party at Chelsea Studio 'B' on September 25, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: TV personalities Preston Roberson-Charles (L) and Ryan Knight attend MTV's 'The Challenge: Rivals II' final episode and reunion party at Chelsea Studio on September 25, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: TV personality Ryan Knight attends MTV's 'The Challenge: Rivals II' final episode and reunion party at Chelsea Studio on September 25, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: (L-R) Ashlee Feldman, Ryan Knight, Jemmye Carroll, McKenzie Coburn and Preston O'Neil Roberson-Charles arrive at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 12, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: TV personalities Preston O'Neil Roberson-Charles, Ashlee Feldman, Jemmye Carroll, Ryan Knight, and McKenzie Coburn arrives at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards at NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on September 12, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
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By Chris Rogers

We're so sad. Ryan, who left a lasting impression on the reality TV landscape, passed away on Nov. 27 at the age of 27. Upon hearing the news, fans flocked to Twitter to mourn the death of the 'Real World' and MTV 'Challenge' star. See what they said.


Ryan Knight rose to fame on The Real World in 2010, and later with various Challenge appearances, which explains why thousands of fans rushed to Twitter to grieve after hearing the news of his tragic death on Nov. 27.

Ryan was just 27 at the time of his death. According to TMZ, a friend revealed Ryan choked on his vomit after a night of partying, but HollywoodLife.com has reached out to an MTV rep for comment.

Our thoughts go out to Ryan's family and friends during this difficult time.

'Real World' Star Ryan Knight Dead at 29

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