If you’re a fan of VH1 dating shows, this one will hit you harder than a ball of spit hitting New York in the face during Flavor of Love. TMZ says that after a long battle with cancer, Ahmad Givens (aka Real) passed away at the age of 33. Real was diagnosed with colon cancer back in 2013 and things were looking okay after surgery, but the cancer returned in January. He started having trouble with his vision and speech during a family visit on Friday, and he died shortly after.
Real and his brother Kamal Givens (aka Chance) were contestants on the first season of I Love New York, which Chance and Real were the runner-up and 3rd place finishers of. People liked them, so VH1 decided to give them their own dating show, Real Chance of Love, which lasted two seasons. In case you’ve never seen it, I strongly recommend it, if only for the amazing nicknames (one day I hope to have a nickname half as good as “Hot Wings“).
It’s always a dark day when someone who can look that beautiful and majestic while standing on a street corner leaves this world. The world is a little less gorgeous today. On the other hand, I’m sure there are some very nervous angels in Heaven right now. “Did you see the new guy? His hair is always blowing in the wind, even without a wind machine. I can’t compete with that.”