MTV star Danny Dias, 34, found dead

Danny Dias, the star of MTV's Road Rules and Road Rules: X-Treme, was found dead by police on Saturday in his Brooklyn, New York, apartment. He was just 34 years old.
By Ian Marsh | Oct 10, 2017
Danny Dias, the star of MTV's Road Rules and Road Rules: X-Treme, was found dead by police on Saturday in his Brooklyn, New York, apartment. He was just 34 years old.

While the exact cause of death is still unknown, a source told People that Dias was found surrounded by hallucinogenic drugs and with lacerations on his wrists.

According to TMZ, which first reported the story, the police are treating the death as a possible suicide.

"We're told Dias was at his Brooklyn apartment Saturday with a friend," TMZ reports. "Law enforcement sources say the friend told them he saw Dias take what he believed was LSD and mushrooms. The friend says Dias freaked out, ran in his room and that was the last the friend saw of him."

The friend reportedly left the apartment and then called 911 on Monday after failing to get a response from Dias over the course of two days. The emergency team found Dias dead in his bedroom.

A native of New Jersey, Dias appeared on season 13 of MTV's Road Rules and Road Rules: X-Treme, which were produced in Argentina and Chile and aired in 2004. He also starred in Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Gauntlet 2, which premiered in 2005.

After leaving MTV, Dias studied acting, held various jobs, and co-founded a charity for AIDS research, People reports.

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