32 year old Brown tragically lost her battle with cancer on Friday.
As tributes pour in for Diem Brown, the MTV star who tragically lost her battle with cancer yesterday, friends of the 32 year old have spoken of the moments after her death and the sign which assured them Diem was now in a better place.
Diem Brown, who died on Friday morning aged just 32
Speaking to People magazine Diem’s best friend described how shortly after her death on Friday morning the hospital's fire alarm went off. "There were strobe lights, and it was so loud – like a dance club," says Rotondi.
"All of our hearts stopped. It was classic Diem. She was up there having her dance off. It could not have been more fitting. It was like, 'Yep. She did that.' “
The 32 year old died at 10:22 a.m. – the very same time she was born on June 12, 1982. She was surrounded by friends and family.
The brave star had battled the disease since first being diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2006 during the time she found fame on MTV’s the 'Read World/Road Rules Challenge'.
The disease returned in 2012 but eventually went into remission after several months of treatment. But in August Brown announced her cancer had returned again after she collapsed during a recording in Panama. By then the cancer had metastasised to her colon and stomach.
Despite doctor’s saying there was nothing they could do Brown refused to give up vowing to continue fight till the end. "We kept telling her, 'This is not giving up. You have fought enough,' “Rotondi said. Adding that the star was worried that her fans would see it as a sign of defeat.
"It wasn't a sign of weakness," says Rotondi. "It wasn't about giving up. In the end, it wasn't like, 'Do you want to keep fighting?' In the end, there is nothing they can do. It just became so aggressive, so fast. The cancer was just multiplying at such an aggressive rate that nothing could keep up. Any treatment that could have maybe prolonged [her life] for a week or two and it would have been a horrible, horrible ending.”
Following her death, tributes poured in from fans and fellow MTV stars who had been touched by Diem’s strength and spirit. “I am rocked hearing that my sweet friend @DiemBrownMTV has passed away at just 32 years old. Such an amazing inspiring women. #RIPDiem,” wrote Amy Paffrat.
Brown pictured in August 2013
While fellow 'The Challenge' star Zach Nichols wrote, “Words cannot express what @DiemBrownMTV meant to all of us on the challenge. My prayers go out to her family and loved ones.” Our condolences go out to the friends and fanily of Diem.