The MTV ‘Challenge’ star’s funeral was held in NYC on Nov. 18, and the memorial proved her legacy is far from over. A source EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife.com that Diem’s ‘passion for being a patient advocate’ led her to make one final request before her death.
Reality star Diem Brown passed away at age 32 on Nov. 14, following a difficult battle with ovarian cancer. Her funeral was held in New York City on Nov. 18, and HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY learned what Diem hoped her legacy would be. Grab a tissue before reading.
Diem Brown’s Funeral: Her Biggest Last Request
Diem was incredibly brave throughout her battle with cancer, and her final wish was that others will have a more successful battle with the illness.
“She would love for people to still donate to her MedGift page. We are going to use the donations to further fund ovarian cancer research. Her passion was being a patient advocate. That will be one of her many legacies,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
In case you don’t know, MedGift is Diem’s support page she started, where she encouraged people to donate money to help fund those suffering like she was.
“It hurts so much that our beautiful Diem is no longer physically here,” our source continues. “We selfishly feel cheated. Really, we are all blessed to have the time we had with Diem. Some people are too good for this earth. Now our dancing girl is in heaven, dancing in peace.”
Diem Brown Dies: Her Final Moments Before Losing Her Battle With Cancer
Diem passed away while surrounded by her loved ones. “We talked about how she’s affected so many people, then we would switch it over to all the funny stories about her,” Diem’s friend Julie Rotondi told People. “Still to the end, she was putting in her two cents.”
Diem’s condition continued to worsen over time, though had she received further treatments, it would have made for a worse ending to the reality star’s death.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Will you donate to Diem’s legacy?
— Julianne Ishler, Reporting by Chloe Melas