Sarah Becker, Former Star of MTV’s ‘The Real World,’ Passes Away at 52

Sarah Becker, Former Star of MTV’s ‘The Real World,’ Passes Away at 52

Sarah Becker, who gained fame on Season 5 of MTV’s “The Real World,” has passed away at the age of 52, according to reports. The news of her death was confirmed by an MTV spokesperson who expressed condolences to Becker’s family and friends during this difficult time.

TMZ reported that Becker died by suicide at her residence in Illinois. She had recently relocated there to support her family and had plans to return to California. Her family shared that Becker was struggling with mental health issues and was recovering from a previous skateboarding accident.

In 1996, Sarah Becker joined “The Real World” for its Miami-based fifth season while working as an editor at Wildstorm Comics in La Jolla, California. Describing herself as “a 19-year-old trapped in a 25-year-old’s body” in promotional materials for the show, Becker quickly became known for her candid personality and engaging presence.

“The Real World” is a reality series that follows a group of young adults from diverse backgrounds who live together for several months. Becker’s season included roommates Joe Patane, Dan Renzi, Melissa Padrón, Mike Lambert, Cynthia Roberts, and Flora Alekseyeva.

Flora Alekseyeva, one of Becker’s former roommates, expressed sadness on Instagram, remembering Becker as a compassionate and supportive person. “My thoughts are with her family. Rest in peace, Sarah,” Alekseyeva wrote.

Dan Renzi also shared his thoughts on Instagram, reflecting on the bond formed among the cast members during their intense shared experience. “Sarah and I hadn’t spoken since the show ended, so I wasn’t aware of her recent challenges. It’s heartbreaking,” Renzi wrote.

For anyone experiencing suicidal thoughts or in need of support, resources such as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (988) or are available.

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