MTV correspondent and 1 Girl 5 Gays host Matthew Santos has passed away at the age of 28. While the circumstances of his death have yet to be disclosed, the 1 Girl 5 Gays Facebook page shared the following status on Saturday:
It is with profound sadness that we share in the sudden passing of Matthew Santos. As a colleague and friend to MTV, Matthew was a generous, kind, and spirited individual of whom we will always hold wonderful memories. As part of the cast of 1 girl 5 gays, Matthew embodied a bold originality and fearless individuality so rarely seen, but so greatly appreciated. Through his honesty and candour, he bravely demonstrated the importance of living life on your own terms. Matthew shunned the ordinary, and because of that, became extraordinary. How very lucky we all are to have known him. Our deepest condolences go out to his family, friends and boyfriend Taurel.
Santos was best known as the glamorous comedian on the Canadian television program, with an uncanny ability to coin catchphrases.
Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones at this time.