Former MTV “Road Rules” star Brian Lancaster has passed away at the age of 43. Reports show that Lancaster was found dead in his home in Pennsylvania last week. His family believes he suffered heart failure since he reportedly had a history of arrhythmia. Alcohol and drugs do not appear to have played a part in his death. His family claims that no substances have been found in his house.
The DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home in West Chester, Pennsylvania, shared an obituary for Lancaster on its website, where it remembered him as a “jack of many trades, including advertising account manager, telecommunications project manager, special education teacher, bartender, and reality TV star” and highlighted his interest in the outdoors and Jamaican culture.
The obituary also refers to Lancaster as “an inspired artist, prolific writer and wordsmith, life-long rock hound” and more. It also requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name can be made to the Brandywine Valley SPCA, where Lancaster got his dog.
Lancaster was 23 when he appeared on the seventh season of “Road Rules,” and he participated in 13 missions shot in Mexico, Costa Rica and the U.S. After the show, he got his Master’s degree in elementary education. The series followed five to six strangers, between the ages of 18 and 24, stripped of their money and restricted to a life in an RV, traveling from location to location. The strangers were guided by a set of clues and missions to complete at each location. It was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2001.
Lancaster is survived by his fiancee, Sarah J. Bell and his parents, Dennis and Carol Lancaster.