'Ex on the Beach' star Chris Pearson dead at 25

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Who is Chris Pearson?

Chris Pearson, a reality TV personality, DJ, and music producer known for appearing on the first season of MTV's Ex on the Beach, has died at 25. According to TMZ, which first reported the news, Pearson was fatally stabbed early Sunday morning in Los Angeles. EW.com'Ex on the Beach' star Chris Pearson dies at 25

How did Chris Pearson die?

Reality TV star was pursuing a career as a professional DJ Ex on the Beach star Chris Pearson died early Sunday morning (10 October) after he was fatally stabbed. The news was first reported by TMZ , citing Pearson's friends and law enforcement representatives. The IndependentChris Pearson death: Ex on the Beach star dies aged 25 after being stabbed

Ex on the Beach's Chris Pearson Dead at 25 After Stabbing

E! NEWS 12 October, 2021 - 08:12am

Pearson's death was confirmed by his loved ones in a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for his funeral expenses.

He was discovered at the 22100 block of Erwin Street around 2 a.m. with stab wounds, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department told Deadline and TMZ. He was transported to the local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said that Pearson, 25, had been "involved in a verbal argument with the suspect" prior to the stabbing.

No description of the suspect was given. Authorities believe the suspect fled "to an unknown location," Deadline reports.

LAPD did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.

In a message on the GoFundMe campaign, Pearson's loved ones described him as "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," wrote organizer Veronica Garcia. "Chris was the most determined person there could ever be. He had a dream, set a goal & didn't stop until he achieved that goal."

Garcia continued, "It didn't matter what or who he lost on the way, he made sure he had his eye on one thing and one thing only. His smile lit up an entire room. The only other thing that Chris loved more than his music was his family and friends. All Chris wanted was to make it far in life to help his family and make them proud. Chris was taken from us way way too soon. Nobody was ready for this, there was so much more he had set to accomplish."

Pearson made his television debut in the first season of the U.S. edition of Ex on the Beach, which aired from April to June 2018.

Ex on the Beach remembered Pearson on the show's official Twitter page on Monday.

"We are deeply saddened to hear about the loss of Chris Pearson," the tweet reads. "Our hearts go out to his family and friends during this difficult time."

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