An overwhelming number reality TV stars have tragically passed away in recent years, for a wide variety of reasons.
Some of the names below are from well known reality series and practically household names. Some are less known.
All of them are gone from this world, but will never be forgotten. Remember their stories and pay your respects below...
Gia Allemand was a contestant on The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love, as well as Bachelor Pad. In 2013, after getting into an argument with her boyfriend, she attempted suicide. After a couple of days in the hospital, doctors declared her brain dead, and she was taken off life support. She was only 29 years old.
Legendary Angela "Big Ang" Raiola rose to fame after appearing on Mob Wives -- she also had two spin-offs, Big Ang and Miami Monkeys. In 2015, doctors discovered a cancerous tumor in her throat, and although it was successfully removed, her cancer returned several months later. It had also spread to her lungs and brain. A few months after that in February of 2016, she passed away. She was 55.
Mindy McCready was a country singer best known for her song "Guys Do It All the Time." Unfortunately, she was also known for her chaotic personal life after making a particularly heartbreaking appearance in a season of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. She struggled with substance abuse and mental illness, and she attempted suicide at least twice before fatally shooting herself on her front porch in 2013. She was 37 years old.
Cory Haim was a beloved child actor in the 80s, known for movies like The Lost Boys, Lucas, and License to Drive. Later, he broke onto the reality TV scene with a show called The Two Coreys -- the other Corey, of course, being Corey Feldman. He battled addiction for most of his life, but when he died in 2010, the cause was listed as pneumonia. He was 38 years old.
Lisa Marie Naegle
Lisa Marie Naegle was a woman who appeared on Bridalplasty, a short-lived reality show in which women competed in various wedding-related games in order to earn various plastic surgery procedures. In 2016, six years after appearing on the show, she was murdered by her lover -- he beat her with a hammer and buried her in a shallow grave in his backyard. She was 36.
Valerie Fairman appeared on 16 and Pregnant, but instead of going on to appear on Teen Mom 2 like some of the other girls from her season, she fell hard into addiction. She'd been arrested numerous times over the years, including a 2015 arrest for prostitution, and her mother had full custody of her daughter, Nevaeh. In 2016, she was at a friend's house when she was found unresponsive in the bathroom. Later, it was revealed that she died of an overdose, with multiple drugs found in her system. She was only 23 years old.
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