They changed reality TV and the lives of viewers.
Reality television stars have their own special place in pop culture and the hearts of viewers. No matter how you feel about the medium, it's nice to see relatable everyday people on screen. And, after their shows end, many go on to have normal lives and some go on to other film and TV opportunities.
Of the reality stars we love, there have been a few who shined too brightly for this world. Here are 16 television personalities we loved, who left this world too soon.