MTV 'Road Rules' star Danny Dias dead at 34

Former MTV reality TV star Danny Dias has died at the age of 34, TMZ reported on Wednesday.

Dias appeared on the thirteenth season of "Road Rules" back in 2004 and a friend told TMZ that drugs may have contributed to his death over the weekend. He also later appeared on "The Challenge" in 2005.

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Sources close to the situation told the outlet that Dias had taken LSD and mushrooms on Saturday night at his Brooklyn apartment before disappearing into his bedroom and never being seen again.

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A friend of Dias' who was with him on Saturday night attempted to call his friend for two days with no answer before stopping by, concerned, on Monday and finding his body in his room.

Not much else is known about Dias' passing at this time.

The reality star was from Linden, New Jersey and majored in music education from 2001 to 2003 at the Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, VH1 reports.

Dias is the third former MTV reality star to pass away this year. Former "Rob & Big" star Christopher "Big" Boykin passed away last month, and former "Newport Beach" star Clay Adler died earlier this year.

UPDATE: TMZ reported later on Wednesday that Dias was "found with two vertical lacerations on his forearm," which has led authorities to be treating the case as a potential suicide.

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Julien Hug was 35 when he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, just one year after he competed for Jillian Harris' love on 'The Bachelorette' in 2009. His suicide note, addressed to his parents, was read aloud at his funeral: 'I've suffered from severe depression for years. I feel awful and don't know how to cope. If life's not enjoyable, why stick around?' Following his death, his girlfriend told press, that his TV stint 'was not even one percent of who he was.'

Alexa 'Lex' McAllister died in 2016, six years after she competed on 'Bachelor' Jake Pavelka's season in 2010.  The cause of death was officially ruled a suicide via drug overdose. She had suffered from depression and bipolar disorder and was 31 when she died.
Gia Allemand, who competed on Season 14 of 'The Bachelor,' committed suicide by hanging in 2013 at age 29. Her then-boyfriend, NBA player Ryan Anderson, found her in her house, and she passed away not long after she was taken to a New Orleans hospital. Vienna Girardi, who won that season, called Gia a 'beautiful girl and an unbelievable friend ... She seemed so happy, but you never know the demons people are fighting inside.'
Erin Storm, who compete for Matt Grant's love on 'The Bachelor' in 2008, died in 2016 in a plane crash. The 41-year-old was flying the plane when hit went down in Los Angeles. There were no other passengers, and the plane was engulfed in flames when authorities arrived.
Eric Hill, 32, was paragliding in Utah when his parachute collapsed. The 'Bachelorette' contestant, who tried to woo Andi Dorfman, had been traveling for more than a year in an attempt to visit every country in the world. He died while his season was still filming in 2014, before his own episodes aired.
Michael Nance, a 2012 'Bachelorette' contestant, made it to week 4 before being eliminated by Emily Maynard. He was found dead on Memorial Day (May 29) 2017 at age 31. Authorities said it was "not a suspicious death."

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