VH1 Reality Star 'Real' Givens Dead at 33
Real Chance of Love star was diagnosed with colon cancer 2 years ago
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Feb 21, 2015 5:31 PM CST
Ahmad "Real" Givens in an interview.   (YouTube/Black Wealth Movement)

(Newser) – Ahmad "Real" Givens, star of VH1 reality shows including Real Chance of Love, has died of colon cancer at age 33, People reports. Givens learned he had stage four colon cancer in March 2013, E! Online reports; at the time, the site notes, he heard he had two weeks to live, he told UrbanDaily. He went through chemotherapy, and People quotes an interview in which he described what kept him going: "Number one is the will to live. I love life. And my little boy, man. That kid loves me to death," he said.

The dating show featured Givens and his brother Kamal, known as "Chance," who offered a tribute to his brother on Instagram, calling his brother "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 (sic) forever and ever bro words can't describe my pain world pray for me!"