Reality TV is full of secrets and scandals and, as we’ve learned researching for this article, a number of deaths as well. While some of these deaths were totally accidental or completely natural, there are a number of others that were suicides. It seems as though there are a lot of people who starred on various reality TV shows that were pretty depressed and felt especially helpless. We decided to take a look at how many reality TV stars – current and former – have died and see which deaths were the most shocking. We were definitely overwhelmed by the number of deaths and the shocking nature of each. Here are the 25 most shocking reality TV deaths of the past 10 years!
25. Michael Johns
Appeared On: American Idol Season 7, 2008
Died: August 1, 2014
Cause of Death: This American Idol finalist died suddenly in the summer of 2014. According to reports, Michael Johns had twisted his ankle and had gone to see a doctor because of the excessive swelling. The next day, the former reality TV star was found dead by a friend. Reports indicate that Johns had died from a blood clot, which developed in his sprained ankle.Everett Collection / Shutterstock.com