Chris Pearson, known for his appearance on MTV’s Ex on the Beach, has died at 25.
According to TMZ, the Ex on the Beach star was stabbed around 2am Sunday morning during an altercation in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. He was reportedly taken to the hospital for his injuries, but ended up succumbing to his wounds and died around 3:30am.
Friends of Chris’s created a GoFundMe page for his family in Colorado. In the GoFundMe campaign's description, his death is described as a “tragic encounter.”
“Unfortunately, Chris passed away early Sunday morning unexpectedly after a tragic encounter,” the page reads, while also asking for donations to help with Chris’s funeral expenses.
“Chris was the one person that loved with his whole heart. He had so much love and energy to give to every single person he crossed paths with. He wouldn't leave the room until he made sure every single person was happy.”
“Chris was taken from us way too soon. Nobody was ready for this, there was so much more he had set to accomplish. We ask that you please donate or share this to help his mother and the family out with funeral expenses,” read the GoFundMe.
As of Monday evening, Chris’s friends raised nearly $3,500 of their $30,000 goal.
Chris starred in the first season of Ex on the Beach in 2018. He appeared in 11 episodes.
After Ex on the Beach, he dedicated his time to becoming a professional DJ under the stage name Creatures Ferris.
Although Chris hadn’t been on MTV since 2018, other stars from the network took to social media to express their thoughts and condolences after hearing about his tragic passing.
“This is heartbreaking,” Taylor Selfridge of Teen Mom fame wrote on Chris’s last Instagram post along with a sad face and praying hands. Cory Wharton, who also appeared on Ex on the Beach, went to Twitter and wrote “RIP.”
Police are reportedly still investigating the fatal incident.