Ex on the Beach star Chris Pearson dies aged 25 after ‘tragic’ LA stabbing
11th October 2021

Ex on the Beach star Chris Pearson has sadly died at the age of 25 after being stabbed during an incident in Los Angeles, according to reports by TMZ.

The reality TV star was taken to hospital in an ambulance but his injuries were too great and doctors were unable save his life.

Chris was one of the original stars on the hugely-popular MTV series, and the news has led to an outpouring of support from his fans.

A fundraiser has also been launched to help raise money for the TV personality's family.

Friends and fans of the star flocked to Twitter to pay tribute.

Many of the star's friends have also confirmed the devastating news since it broke, with one saying that the 25 year old star had died following a "tragic encounter".

They also wrote that he "loved with his whole heart", as they continued: "He had a dream, set a goal and didn't stop until he achieved that goal.

"It didn't matter what or who he lost on the way, he made sure he had his eye on one thing and one thing only. His smile lit up an entire room".

Police said there was an incident in LA's San Fernando Valley around 2am early Sunday morning.

An altercation occurred which resulted in a fatal stabbing, and Chris was rushed to a hospital nearby but died at around 3:30am.

The fundraiser asked for people to donate to help his mother and the family with funeral expenses, which currently has a $30,000 target, and within the hour has raised $1,700.

When Chris signed up to take part in the first series of new reality dating show Ex on the Beach in 2018, he was a professional DJ.

He had had no previous experience in TV and was thrown in at the deep end with various reality stars who had already done the rounds.

Chris appeared on 11 episodes of the show.

MTV boss Taylor Selfridge paid tribute to his former colleague as he called the news “heartbreaking” along with a series of emojis on his Instagram page.

"I'll never forget you brother. You'll forever have a place in my heart,” another friend shared.

Chris was pushing forward with his career as a DJ and musician and had recently released new tracks to his followers.

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