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'1 Girl 5 Gays' Star Matthew Santos Dead At 28-Years-Old

Wow. 1 Girl 5 Gays host and MTV correspondent Matthew Santos has died at 28-years-old according to the 1 Girl 5 Gays Facebook page:

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 passed away on Feb. 8. A funeral mass was held on Valentine's Day in Toronto. His cause of death has not been announced.

So sad and so sudden. We're sending our condolences to his friends and family.

 

(H/T: NNNext)

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Does it matter what he died from? Matt deserves to rest in piece with his reputation intact! Please do not run his memory through the mud by trying to figure out what he died from if was Aids or not isn't important!

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Stop all the hating and get back to what is important, that is saying goodbye to a sweet guy on an unusual but gifted show. Santos will be very missed.  Condolences

to all of his family, and his TV family as well. RIP  MBPK

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Rest in peace fabulous angel

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It is sad for those left behind.  We can celebrate for those who move on to joy in God's kingdom without pain, fear or prejudice.  I enjoyed the show because of the participants freedom to be who they are and the brave way they expressed Who they are as individuals.  True Christians are kind and love all people regardless of their differences.  Haters are exactly that, haters.  They have to meet their maker one day.  Then they will be judged.  RIP Santos

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One of my favourites.  Loved his quirkiness and self possession .  I'll miss him.  RIP you glamourous beast!!!  ;)

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"Be who you are, and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."

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You are all sad.... He passed of pneumonia

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uhm in this day and age for a young man to die of pneumonia is rather unusual...he likely died from pneumonia as a result of his immune system being so compromised and i suspect likely from AIDS.  On the show he often commented about how he had gotten many diseases and had them treated.  He was likely very careless and did not exercise care in protecting himself.  I do not agree with the secretness of his cause of death as he was quite influential on the show and had a large following.

His death should not be for naught...we can all learn from this as a way to avoid such tragedies in the future.  I hope there will be more openness at some point once his family comes to terms with his passing which i'm sure is not easy.  Perhaps through his death...he can save many of the living thru practicing safe sex.

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The fact he was an independent thinker was his charm.
I don't care how he died and if his choices played a role.  It was his life and they were his choices to make.  His life clearly wasn't all about doing what everyone else thinks.  And so many of us admired him for that.
Right now this is all about how sad this is for the people that knew and loved him.  Right now its all about them.
I wonder why we feel, at this moment, when people are suffering, why we feel now is the time to judge.  He lived by railing against other's judgments... can't he just rest in peace now?

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i think it is obvious his cause of death...most likely AIDS, if you see him on the show his lympnodes looked swollen and his gums were red and bleeding...likely from the meds he was on to treat.  again i speculate but the signs point to AIDS IMO.  He was also deathly thin and sweating at times.

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WOW MAN.  IT IS VERY STRANGE THAT A "STRAIGHT" PERSON OR GOD FEARING PERSON HAS FOUND THEIR WAY ANY WHERE NEAR OR  ONTO THIS SIGHT.  NOT COOL DUDE.  READ THAT BIBLE WELL AND KNOW THAT WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS NOT GOD FEARING OR LOVING....  JUST HUMAN INSECURITY. 

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Well did not seek this site out, i merely did a query re santos death and i was shocked to hear of his passing.  i enjoyed the show he was on and found him and his views amusing.  So yes i am str8 but still enjoyed the show nonetheless!

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WOW MAN.  IT IS VERY STRANGE THAT A "STRAIGHT" PERSON OR GOD FEARING PERSON HAS FOUND THEIR WAY ANY WHERE NEAR OR  ONTO THIS SIGHT.  NOT COOL DUDE.  READ THAT BIBLE WELL AND KNOW THAT WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS NOT GOD FEARING OR LOVING....  JUST HUMAN INSECURITY. 

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sick.  you that is.

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people leaving hate or negative messages about a dead person shows they are immature, mentally unstable or just heartless idiots..   as a matter of fact Santos was one of the nicest of the 1girl5gays panel..... He was by far one of the more mature and unique individuals to appear on the panel....   Maybe its the brainwashed Matt Barker fans spreading hate and immaturity 

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My Prayers and condolences go out to the family he was a funny, kind, and all around beautiful person

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may he find his bliss, . not to get off the subject . but what is with the hate messages here? .. I thought we the people have grown from this simple thinking . all that matters is that a person has passed and he touched people along the way .. he is at peace . lets keep it respectable with class.

God bless ya bro

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Some of you people posting all of these disgusting comments about how he was a terrible person need to cut the shit.He was gay who gives a shit he was a person too no one deeserves to be treated like that, who cares if he was gay that was the way he was born.He was a person too and doesn't deserve all this disrespect so all of you bible thumpers, Jesus freaks, and homophobic assholes need to get offline and delete yourself from the online world. You people are disgusting excuses for human being, and this is coming from a straight women, cut the crap and show a little bit of respect.

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Most people have always judged other people they know nothing about. It is not a question of being gay or not, it is about RESPECT. Respect the ones who have died for they have their own story. If you can't respect his preferences, might as well respect the person. You, too, are a human being. Just in case you forget, we ALL deserve to LOVE and be LOVED in return. No one can tell you otherwise.

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RIP man may you have a awesome afterlife and tell god to ask the hypocritical religious people to back of the gays people! lol you always ways said what's need! I know you will to god only with love of course!

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The most GLAMOUROUS AngeL in the SKY!

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this saddens me greatly ....i loved the show when it was shown in the USA and I loved him....i hope those of you who are concluding the cause of death are not judging...remember his life and not the speculating.

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He was a quirky often misunderstood character on 1girl5gays ... but still always himself ... and I often thought the other guys often made fun of him but he took it in good stride ... a young gay life taken away too soon ... condolences to his family and loved ones ... RIP Santos in heaven you can be whoever you want to be!

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My friend Monica who's kinda psychic told me he died from complications from HIV & chronic METH use. Put the pipe down sweeties and get off Grindr and A4A . For a min .

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Troublemaker, you know that's a blatant lie

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If you think a psycho can predict the maybe your the one that out the pipe down.  If ignorance is bliss your one happy sob

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no.

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Moron.

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Wow it can't get any lower than this.

Forget the psychic, you need a psychologist.

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Really ?!?!? You're a tacky f^ck. Let's not spread rumors based on your friends opinion. 

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Rest with GOD you amazing man!! I'm in such shock! All my love and prayers to his Boyfriend, Family, and Friends!! He will never be forgotten!!

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if you're a fan of the show that it's obvious what he died from you could see his swollen lymph nodes on his neck and his overall unhealthy appearance. Its sad may he rip.

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It is obvious you don't know a damned thing. Ignorant piece of shit.

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Wow that is crazy how fast geese things happen. Sorry to the family 

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Wow. Too sad.

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May god carry him home,may god rest his soul.

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Awwwww' that's so sad! I loved u most of all' he gave T and all tha shade that came with it! RIP santos' ull be missed by thousands watching 1girl5gays

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