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MTV’s ‘Road Rules’ Alum Danny Dias Found Dead at 34

MTV reality star Danny Dias was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment on Saturday, June 3, Us Weekly confirms. He was 34. Find out more in the video above, and detailed below.

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A New York Police PIO tells Us that authorities responded to a 911 call at approximately 5 p.m. “Police discovered a 34-year-old male unconscious and unresponsive,” the PIO tells Us. “The EMS responded and pronounced the male deceased at the scene. No criminality suspected at this time. The Medical Examiner is going to determine the cause of death. There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.”

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Danny Dias attends the 14th Annual amfAR Rocks Benefit in New York City in 2005. Carley Margolis/FilmMagic

According to TMZ, which was first to report the news, one of Dias’ friends became concerned when he hadn’t heard from the star after trying to contact him for two days. The friend went to check on Dias at his apartment and found him dead in his room.

“We are saddened by the news of Danny Dias’ passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time,” MTV told Us Weekly in a statement.

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The Linden, New Jersey, native starred in season 13 of Road Rules in 2004 alongside cast members including Derrick Kosinski, Jodi Weatherton and Patrick Maloney. Dias later appeared on The Challenge in 2005, but was eliminated after four episodes.

Dias attended the Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey, where he majored in music education from 2001 to 2003, according to his IMDb biography.

“Our thoughts are with the Dias family during this difficult time,” Bunim/Murray Productions, the company that produced Road Rules, told told Us in a statement. “Danny was a beloved member of the ‘Road Rules’ community.”

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