Real World’s Ryan Knight Dead : New Orleans’ alumnus Knight found dead Nov. 27 – Watch

Updated: November 28, 2014
Real World's Ryan Knight Dead : New Orleans' alumnus Ryan Knight found dead Nov. 27 - Watch

‘Real World’ cast member Ryan Knight dead at 29, MTV reality star was found dead on Thanksgiving, just days after the death after another MTV alum, Diem Brown, succumbed to a battle with cancer.

Ryan Knight, 28, was sleeping at a friend’s house in the 7900 block of 22nd Ave. overnight Wednesday when a friend realized he was not breathing about 10 a.m. Thursday and called 911, according to a Kenosha police news release.

Lifesaving efforts by friends and paramedics were not successful. Knight had been out with friends Wednesday evening and into Thursday morning.

Ryan Knight, a Kenosha native, had no obvious signs of injuries, and an autopsy conducted Friday morning did not find “any anatomical cause of death,” the news release stated.

The official cause of death is pending a toxicology report. Officials said that Knight had complained of stomach problems in the last two days, and his death is being investigated as a medical or accidental death.

Knight’s past addiction to painkillers, which reportedly began after he was prescribed medication for a hockey injury, was discussed during the reality show. As word of his death spread this week, his co-stars posted tributes to him on social media.

The Kenosha Police Department also extended condolences to Knight’s family, especially his father, Tom Knight, who served as a patrol officer for 28 years until he retired last year.The Kenosha News reported that Knight was a 2005 Tremper High School graduate.