In June, Danny Dias, a MTV reality star best known for "Road Rules," passed away at the young age of 33. At the time, TMZ speculated that Dias died of a drug overdose. Now, over two months after his June 4th death, the New York City Chief Medical Examiner confirms that Dias did not overdose.
"Officials have determined that MTV star Danny Dias died from 'complications of chronic substance abuse,'" reports People Magazine.
At the time, it was reported that Dias was found with lacerations on his wrists, and he was surrounded by hallucinogenic drugs. However, the medical examiner says that the wounds did not play a part in his death.
The medical examiner also told people that Dias did not have any lethal injuries. Instead, Dias died of natural causes that were brought on by years of drug abuse. Dias was pronounced dead by paramedics shortly after they arrived at his Brooklyn apartment.
Dias appeared on season 13 of MTV’s Road Rules, Road Rules: X-Treme, The Gauntlet 2, and The Challenge. After his death, spokespersons for both MTV and Road Rules issued their sympathies to the family.
MTV said in a statement to People, “We are saddened by the news of Danny Dias’ passing...Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.”
Likewise, Bunim/Murray Productions said in a statement. “Our thoughts are with the Dias family during this difficult time. Danny was a beloved member of the Road Rules community."
Pray for Dias's family and his friends, and those who are impacted by drug use. Dias isn't the only MTV star to be impacted by drug use; one former teen heartthrob was just arrested for possession.