Sarah Becker Dies: MTV’s ‘The Real World: Miami’ Alum Was 52

Sarah Becker Dies: MTV’s ‘The Real World: Miami’ Alum Was 52

Sarah Becker, best known for appearing in MTV’s The Real World Season 5, has died. She was 52.

Becker appeared in the fifth season of the reality series set in Miami. According to TMZ, Becker died by suicide earlier this week at her home in Illinois, her family confirmed.

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Friends of Becker have taken to social media to remember her after learning she had died.

“Sarah Becker was made of pure sunshine… Full of energy and positivity, you couldn’t help but feel her warmth standing in her presence. I am grateful for our adventures and laughs. Big hugs to all the Wildstorm fam!” Daniel Norton posted on Facebook.

As a reply to the post, Norton also said, “I think Sarah was always one of those people, that after you’ve met them, you have a fond memory or a funny story with them in it. Something you can always look back on and share with who you’re with. That was her power.”

TMZ notes that Becker had moved to Illinois “to take care of family last year” and had “struggled with mental health in recent months.” Becker had reportedly been involved in a skateboarding accident recently.

Following news of Becker’s death, another friend of the former reality star took to Facebook to share photos with her.

“I just found out that one on the nicest people that have ever been put in my life, especially during my impressionable ages in my life has passed away. Every time I thought of her I would always see her smile, and bubbly personality. You were loved and will be missed,” Joel Benjamin wrote on Facebook.

A friend of Becker shared her last Facebook post, which was dated June 14. In it, Becker asked her friends for dentist recommendations.

On The Real World: Miami, Becker described herself as a “19-year-old trapped in a 25-year-old body.” During the season, Becker brought home a puppy that she named Leroy. Becker’s co-stars included Dan Renzi, Melissa Padrón, Joe Patane, Cynthia Roberts, Flora Alekseyeun, and Mike Lambert.


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