Ahmad Givens - known to fans of VH1's Real Chance of Love as "Real" -
has died after a two-year-long battle with colon cancer. He was 33.
"By [sic] to my favorite guy in this whole world be in peace we love you
forever bro I'll see you one day soon we shall dance again in God's kindom
forever and ever bro words can't describe my pain world pray for me!"
Givens' brother Kamal posted on Instagram Saturday morning.
Givens and Kamal had been contestants on VH1's I Love New York in 2007. The next
year, the brothers went on to star on their own reality dating show Real Chance of Love
for two seasons.
In 2013, Givens was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. Givens said in an
interview at the New York Life 2014 National Cultural Markets Conference last
year, "That day was very surreal. I felt like I was dreaming. It felt
unreal all the way up until I had to do chemo."
He said, "I remember I was laying on the hospital bed and the doctor came
in crying and when I saw her crying I knew it was something serious. My doctors
thought I had, like, three days to live so they just zapped me with chemo. I
left out of there with my veins burning and everything."