What Happened to Knight From The Challenge?

July 29, 2023

When you think of The Challenge, the first name that comes to mind is probably Ryan Knight. The reality star was a fan-favorite after competing on several seasons of the show and starting a complicated relationship with Jemmye Carroll during the third episode of Real World: New Orleans. The two became bitter exes before forming a true friendship, but Knight left this life too soon in November 2014.

Just weeks after Diem Brown passed away from cancer, 29-year-old Challenge veteran Ryan Knight was found dead at his friend's house after a night of partying. A toxicology report revealed that Knight had multiple drugs in his system including a deadly combination of methadone, tramadol, cocaine, and Xanax — and alcohol.

While Knight's death was a blow for his family, friends, and the thousands of fans that followed him on MTV, it was also a major blow to the close-knit Challenge family. When the cast reunited for this season's Battle of the Exes 2, it was obvious that Knight and Brown were deeply missed by everyone involved.

Now, a few months after Knight's passing, the challenge stars have finally released a tribute video in honor of their late friend. Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments.


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