The Most Shocking Reality Star Deaths: Gone, But Not Forgotten

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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.

May they all rest in peace...

1. Lyric McHenry

Lyric McHenry
McHenry starred for the only season of EJNYC and died at the age of 26. Of a drug overdose. While pregnant. Her death came as a total shock to those who knew her well.

2. Jael Strauss

Jael Strauss
Jael Strauss came in sixth on America's Next Top Model Season 8. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2018 and was gone just two months later. At the age of 34.

3. James “L.B.” Bonner

James “L.B.” Bonner
At the very young age of 30, this My 600-Lb. Life star was found dead on August 2, 2018. A coroner’s report later confirmed his cause of death was suicide. Tragic stuff.

4. Michael Johns

Michael Johns
The American Idol finalist died suddenly in August 204. According to reports, Johns had twisted his ankle and had gone to see a doctor because of the excessive swelling. The following day, the reality TV star was found dead by a friend. Reports indicate that Johns had died from a blood clot, which developed in his sprained ankle.

5. Brandon Rogers

Brandon Rogers
A beloved contestant on America’s Got Talent, Rogers passed away mere weeks before his episode was scheduled to air in June of 2017. The singer was so talented, Boyz II Men actually had him perform on stage with them in January of 2016 prior to his death.

6. Phil Harris

Phil Harris
He was a Discovery Channel star and the captain of the crab-fishing vessel Cornelia Marie -- and he died on February 9, 2010, of an intracranial hemorrhage resulting from complications of a massive stroke he had suffered in late January. He was 53 years old.

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