Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Hide Caption 1 of 31 Photos: Authorities said they were investigating her death as a drug overdose. Sawyer appeared on MTV's "Catfish" in with Michael Fortunato whom she had been communicating with online for seven years. Fortunato died of a pulmonary embolism a month after their episode aired.
Hide Caption 2 of 31 Photos: Hide Caption 3 of 31 Photos: The couple has two children. Hide Caption 4 of 31 Photos: Reality stars we've lost Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" star Tony Lara , center, died while in Sturgis, South Dakota, for the famed motorcycle rally that takes over the city each August.
Hide Caption 5 of 31 Photos: Reality stars we've lost Reality star Loredana Nesci , 47, was found dead in her California home on Wednesday, July Redondo Beach police said they suspect foul play and are investigating the death as a homicide. Hide Caption 6 of 31 Photos: Reality stars we've lost Anthony Riley, a contestant on the eighth season of "The Voice," died on June 5 at age 28, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Hide Caption 7 of 31 Photos: Reality stars we've lost "Food Network Star" contestant Cristie Schoen Codd , 38, was five months pregnant when she and her husband, Joseph Codd, 45, went missing in March. Hide Caption 8 of 31 Photos: Reality stars we've lost Ahmad Givens, best known as "Real" from the VH1 dating series "Real Chance of Love," died in February after battling colon cancer, the network said. Hide Caption 9 of 31 Photos: Reality stars we've lost Actor and fitness expert Greg Plitt died on January 17 after being hit by a train, police said.
The year-old retired U. Army Ranger Captain was known for his roles on Bravo reality television shows "Work Out" and "Friends to Lovers," the latter of which debuted a few days before his death. Hide Caption 10 of 31 Photos: Reality stars we've lost "Biggest Loser" contestant Damien Gurganious died on November 24 from an inoperable brain bleed caused by the sudden onset of a rare autoimmune disorder, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura ITP , his wife Nicole Gurganious said in a public Facebook post.
Hide Caption 11 of 31 Photos: Police say that after the year-old went out with friends on Thanksgiving, he was sleeping on the floor when someone noticed he was not breathing. Hide Caption 12 of 31 Photos: Hide Caption 13 of 31 Photos: Reality stars we've lost Singer and model Joanne Borgella , an "American Idol" contestant in , died October 18 after a battle with cancer, according to her family. Hide Caption 14 of 31 Photos: Hide Caption 15 of 31 Photos: According to Entertainment Weekly, the Australian-born singer, who was on the Fox program in , died at the age of The Hollywood Reporter said the cause is believed to be a blood clot in his ankle.
Hide Caption 16 of 31 Photos: Bankston, a year-old train conductor, was a contestant on "Survivor: Hide Caption 17 of 31 Photos: Reality stars we've lost Eric Hill , who was a contestant on "The Bachelorette," died in April from injuries suffered in a paragliding accident.
Hill is seen here in a photo taken from his Facebook page. Hide Caption 18 of 31 Photos: Reality stars we've lost "MasterChef" runner-up Joshua Marks was in "the battle of his life fighting mental illness" when he killed himself in October , his family said.
Hide Caption 19 of 31 Photos: Reality stars we've lost Gia Allemand , who appeared on Season 14 of ABC's "The Bachelor," died in August , two days after an apparent suicide attempt, a statement released on behalf of her family said. Hide Caption 20 of 31 Photos: The body of Gandee, 21, was discovered in a vehicle along with the bodies of his uncle, David Dwight Gandee, 48, and Donald Robert Myers, It was later reported that the cause of death was accidental carbon monoxide poisoning.
Hide Caption 21 of 31 Photos: Hollywood," died of a suspected drug overdose in August Kovar also appeared on the third season of "Celebrity Rehab. The year-old was working to build a houseboat when he appeared to have a seizure and fell backward in his boat, said Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack. Another person, who did not want to be identified, performed CPR and called Hide Caption 23 of 31 Photos: Hide Caption 24 of 31 Photos: Reality stars we've lost "Jackass" star Ryan Dunn was drunk and speeding up to mph when his Porsche GT3 crashed and caught fire on a Pennsylvania highway in June , police said.
The year-old died from "blunt and thermal trauma" in the fiery crash, according to the autopsy report. Hide Caption 25 of 31 Photos: The medical examiner ruled his death a suicide. Hide Caption 26 of 31 Photos: Reality stars we've lost Capt. Phil Harris of "Deadliest Catch" died in February at the age of The reality star was hospitalized after he suffered a stroke. Hide Caption 27 of 31 Photos: Reality stars we've lost Jennifer Lyon, who appeared on "Survivor: Palau" in , died at her home in Oregon in January The year-old was diagnosed with breast cancer after her stint on the reality show.
Hide Caption 28 of 31 Photos: San Diego," which aired on MTV in Abernathy, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis , a genetic disorder that affects the lungs and digestive track, was 25 when she died in June Hide Caption 29 of 31 Photos: Reality stars we've lost Rachel Brown, a contestant on "Hell's Kitchen," was found dead of a gunshot wound in her Dallas home in May The Tarrant County medical examiner's office said Brown's death was ruled a suicide.