Reality TV stars who have died

Posted: 1:29 PM EDT Apr 03, 2013   Updated: 7:11 AM EDT May 04, 2016

Ashley Sawyer, who appeared on MTV's hit reality show "Catfish" in 2013, died Saturday at the age of 23. Take a look at some other reality TV stars who have passed away over the years.

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MTV via CNN

Ashley Sawyer, who appeared on MTV's hit reality show "Catfish" in 2013, died Saturday Hoover Police Department Capt. Greg Rector said officers were called to an apartment shortly after midnight and were unable to revive Sawyer. Rector told CNN that the death is being investigated as a likely drug overdose. Sawyer appeared on "Catfish" in a memorable episode in which it was revealed that she and Michael Fortunato, 26, had been exchanging altered images of each other during a seven-year online relationship. A month after their episode aired in 2013, Fortunato died of a pulmonary embolism.

 
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