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Road Rules Star Danny Dias Dead at 34

He also compted on The Challenge

Liam Mathews

Danny Dias, who competed on Season 13 of MTV's adventure competition series Road Rules in 2004, has died. He was 34.

According to People, Dias was found in his apartment in Brooklyn on Saturday. Drugs are suspected to have played a part in his death. A friend, who saw him earlier in the day while he was taking hallucinogenic drugs, became concerned when he wasn't answering his phone and went to check on him and found him dead.

Dias, a native of Linden, New Jersey, competed on Road Rules: X-Treme, which took place in Argentina and Chile. After that, he competed on the Road Rules spin-off The Challenge, which at the time was called Real World/Road Rules Challenge, on the Gauntlet 2 season in 2005.

"We are saddened by the news of Danny Dias' passing," an MTV spokesperson said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time."

"Our thoughts are with the Dias family during this difficult time. Danny was a beloved member of the Road Rules community," Bunim/Murray Productions said in a statement about Dias' passing.

After his reality TV stint, he worked in finance, studied acting and co-founded an AIDS research charity called Generation Cure, according to his LinkedIn profile.