Diem Brown was always a bubbly child, the “life of the party” and, of course, a competitor on MTV’s The Challenge — and all of these life moments were collected and included in a touching memorial video played for her loved ones at her funeral on Tuesday, Nov. 18.
The truly heartbreaking, 12-minute video starts out with photos from Brown’s childhood (she was born in Germany in 1982), transitions into her life as a Delta Gamma at Florida State University to the tune of “Girls Just Want To Have Fun,” to her moments as a reporter on the red carpet and her MTV fame.
Also featured in the montage are her most challenging moments, with family by her hospital bedside as she battled cancer. The reality star was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2006 and 2012, and ultimately lost her life to the disease on Friday, Nov. 14, after the cancer had spread to her colon and stomach lining.
The MTV star’s funeral was held at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in New York City on Nov. 18. Many of her costars, including her longtime love Chris “CT” Tamburello, Evan Starkman, Kenny Santucci, Mark Long, Johanna Botta, Ace Amerson, Paula Meronek, KellyAnne Judd, Ruthie Alcaide, Aneesa Ferreira, Laurel Stuckey, Cara Maria Sorbello, and Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio, were in attendance. She was then buried next to her mother, Jillian.
Watch the video above. Be prepared to cry.
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