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MTV's 'The Real World' Star Sarah Becker's Tragic Cause Of Death Revealed

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By Kelly Coffey-Behrens on June 23, 2024 at 3:21 PM EDT
Updated on June 23, 2024 at 3:40 PM EDT

Sarah Becker, a reality television star who appeared on MTV's "The Real World," has passed away.

The late star first gained national attention in 1996 when she appeared on the fifth season of "The Real World" in Miami, where she was 25 years old and worked at a comic bookstore in La Jolla, California. Fans may remember the 13th episode of the season when she brought a puppy back to the house.

Unfortunately, Sarah Becker, 52, tragically passed away earlier this week.

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Cause Of Death Revealed

Sarah Becker in The Real World

According to a family member who spoke to TMZ, Sarah Becker died by suicide early last week at her home in Illinois. Last year, she relocated to the area to care for family, with plans to eventually move back to California.

It's been reported that she has been grappling with mental health challenges in recent months, exacerbated by the responsibilities of caring for her ailing mother and sister, along with a skateboarding accident.

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Who Was Sarah Becker?

Following her time on the reality television show, "The Real World," she obtained a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in Santa Barbara and went on to become a personal life coach and a licensed marriage and family therapist.

She ran a private practice in San Luis Obispo, California, offering expert counseling on issues pertaining to relationships, self-esteem, trauma, anger management, domestic abuse, and PTSD.

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What Is 'The Real World?'

MTV's "The Real World" is a reality television series that premiered in 1992 and became one of the first reality TV shows to gain widespread popularity. The show is known for placing a group of young adults together in a house or apartment as they navigate living together, while it's all being filmed.

Each season typically features a different location and a new group of participants who come from various backgrounds and have different personalities. The show is unscripted as viewers watch the drama, friendships, and conflicts unfold.

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Tributes Pour In

After the news broke, many took to social media to share their condolences for the late reality television star. "There will never be another like you," one user wrote. "Hearts breaking all over the dang place because you were both the coolest and the hottest."

"R.I.P that's so sad," another said.

"Sadness is overwhelming. If you don't know how to talk about it, it swallows you up. R.I.P. and I hate depression," a third user wrote.

"Heartbreaking. I'm so sorry she felt this was the only way out. Prayers for her family," one Instagram user said.

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Social Media Users Share Their Condolences

X users also expressed their condolences after hearing the news, as one individual said, "Absolutely horrible."

"So very sadden heartbroken," another wrote.

"SO SAD," a third said as one individual expressed, "RIP SARAH Becker From real world: Miami."

One of Sarah's close friends, Daniel Norton shared a statement on Facebook: “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!”

He added, “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.”

Rest In Peace, Sarah Becker

Sarah Becker in The Real World

Sarah's family remembers her as a selfless person who always cared for others, but never seemed to prioritize herself. She was 52 years old.

Rest in peace.

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