Chris Pearson, one of the first contestants on MTV’s hit show, “Ex on the Beach,” is dead from a stabbing incident … TMZ has learned.
Chris died over the weekend according to several of his friends and law enforcement. We’re told he got into an altercation early Sunday, around 2 AM, in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley, and the other person ended up stabbing him. He was transported to a hospital, but died around 3:30 AM from his injuries.
Friends have started a GoFundMe for his family back in Colorado — Chris’ home state — and the page describes the circumstances of his death as a “tragic encounter.”
Chris, a professional DJ, appeared on the first season of ‘EOTB’ … and, although the whole concept of the show is bring together castoffs from other reality shows … Pearson was one of the few who seemingly had no prior TV experience.
On the show, 2 of his exes were brought on to confront Chris — which is the whole gimmick of the show — who came off as a party boy, but also got vulnerable … crying on camera over one his old GFs.
All-in-all, he appeared in all 11 episodes, and provided some of the show’s best drama. Since his time on ‘Ex’ … he’s gone on to continue his music career with much success.
One of Chris’ fellow MTV stars acknowledged his passing — Taylor Selfridge from ‘Teen Mom’ commented under his last IG post … dropping sad face emojis and prayer hands. Others are leaving similar comments.
We’re told police are investigating the stabbing, and they have leads. Our law enforcement sources say it’s a “solvable case.”