Brian Lancaster, a reality star best known for having been a cast member on Season 7 of Road Rules, was found dead in his Pennsylvania home last Thursday.
He was 43 years old.
According to TMZ insiders, Lancaster had a history arrhythmia (that is, irregular heartbeats) and his family believes he passed away from heart failure.
Lancaster competed on Road Rules: Latin America back he was 23.
This season of the widely-viewed adventure reality series found Lancaster competing in missions across Mexico, Costa Rica and the United States.
On its website, the DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home in West Chester, Pennsylvania shared an obituary for Lancaster.
It described him as a “jack of many trades, including advertising account manager, telecommunications project manager, special education teacher, bartender, and reality TV star.”
His relatives tell TMZ the death was not drug or alcohol related.
Police will likely investigate but, as far as his loved ones know, there were no foreign substances found inside Brian’s home.
Out of respect for Lancaster (pictured below in the latest photo we can find of him), we’re going to simply excerpt other portions of his obituary:
In his formal education, Brian graduated from University of Colorado Boulder with a B.A. in Journalism, Public Relations and Advertising and graduated from Eastern University with a Master’s degree in Elementary Education.
He would tell you though that his real education came from examining life endeavoring to become “well sharp” in order to chop through life’s challenges.
Although not actually Jamaican himself, Brian was long entranced by their culture and proudly sported excellent dreadlocks.
A spiritual explorer, dreamy stargazer, inquisitive world traveler and barstool philosopher who enjoyed a good mind meld, Brian exceled at being a human being rather than a human doing.
Constant in his soul and spirit, he would share possessions, thoughts and every part of his essence with anyone who came into his orbit.
Brian, who was also known as Chilly Willy, Lanc, Dawg and Briana, never knew a stranger and was a connoisseur and collector of an eclectic assortment of friends ranging from 18-97.
He was a consummate hugger, professional cuddler, iconoclast and master bullshitter who was extremely accident prone.
Ever the authority shirker he was well-known for crossing lines and pushing the envelope.
As you can tell by these passages, Lancaster was a unique individual.
He is survived by his fiancee Sarah J. Bell and his parents Dennis and Carol Lancaster and he will be greatly missed.
A private service was held in memory of Lancaster on Wednesday for his friends and family members.
The obituary also notes that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Lancaster’s name may be made to the Brandywine Valley SPCA, a no-kill shelter in Chester and Delaware County, where Lancaster adopted his faithful companion, Reagan.
This, sadly, is not the first tragedy to hit the Road Rules cast over the past several months.
If you recall, Danny Dias died in June of 2017 at the even younger age of 33.
Toward the end of Lancaster’s obituary, meanwhile, it reads:
Because he couldn’t be sent to space or have his head cryogenically frozen he will have to settle with living on forever as ashes in the earth, just the way he wanted.
May he rest in peace.