Gay MTV presenter dies suddenly, aged 28

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Matthew Santos, co-host of MTV Canada’s 1 Girl 5 Gays, has died.

The circumstances around the death of the 28-year-old have yet to be disclosed.

In a statement published on Facebook on 15 February, the show said:-

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.

In 2011, Out Magazine described 1 Girl 5 Gays as containing “frank, often curse-laced discussions about bareback sex, masturbation and one-night stands”.