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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.

 

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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

Rest in peace fabulous angel

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

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

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

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

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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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.

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. 

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!

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. 

sick.  you that is.

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 

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

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

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.

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.

Dead and in Hell. Thank God. Every fag that dies is a blessing.  AIDs cures fags.

First and foremost, you need to stop and think that a family has lost their child and many have lost a friend and a really great person to look up to. I have no idea what time you are living in but just to keep you informed, AIDS kills straight, 'god-loving' bible thumpers such as yourself, it is simplistic morons such as yourself that began the whole bullshit diagnosis that being gay had anything to do with contracting HIV. I don't know much about your God but the only one that I hope actually exists is one that loves everyone, regardless of sex, religion, sexual orientation or culture. And people such as yourself that are full of hate and ignorance will be burning in hell, do yourself a favor and step out of what I am sure is a very small hate filled bubble before you embarrass yourself any further. 

First and foremost, you need to stop and think that a family has lost their child and many have lost a friend and a really great person to look up to. I have no idea what time you are living in but just to keep you informed, AIDS kills straight, 'god-loving' bible thumpers such as yourself, it is simplistic morons such as yourself that began the whole bullshit diagnosis that being gay had anything to do with contracting HIV. I don't know much about your God but the only one that I hope actually exists is one that loves everyone, regardless of sex, religion, sexual orientation or culture. And people such as yourself that are full of hate and ignorance will be burning in hell, do yourself a favor and step out of what I am sure is a very small hate filled bubble before you embarrass yourself any further. 

Shame on you MW!!! Keep your appaulling negative comments to yourself and have a little respect. It has no affect on your life, and if you disagree with someones lifestyle then walk away and mind your business. Go read your bible tales or something. Unbelievable.

it's not just a gay disease, genius.

You are hateful 

You are such a low life disgusting person...I would have said human but there is nothing human about you. 

HAHAHAH its funny people like you still exist...you think GOD wants HATEFUL people like you in his kingdom...NOT LIKELY. GOED DOESNT HATE, GOD DOESNT WISH DEATH youre just a hateful SATAN obsessed breeder...

Fred Phelps called and he wants his tired leftover epithets back.

Latent much?  Someone has deeply buried homosexual tendencies.  let them out.  Give a blowjob and discover your gay you!

Why don't you just come to one of our houses and say that to one of our faces you coward? Here, I will even give you my address. 2542 S. Quitman in Denver, CO. Come on, I dare you you piece of shit. See exactly how long you last when I get my hands on you you filthy piece of shit bigot. You might be surprised to learn that most of us "fags" are quite capable of beating the shit out of people just as well as anyone else can. The only reason there are fucking bashings that work is because fucking cowards like you have to get together in a group and use weapons. Take one of us on one by one and see how well you fare. Stupid little coward, hiding behind initials on a fucking website where no one can find you. You are a pathetic little coward.

awesome love it!!! but dont leave your address for jackasses, to pull up to your house with more than just him !! im straight and love the gays. i want a gay best friend !!! im disabled and home pretty much 24/7 due to my back. i have had gay friends but they no longer live near me  :( they were awesome, but they all wanted my husband. LOL

love you    lol    i do

Amen!!!

Blessed Be

SO WHAT MAY BE THE CURE FOR YOUR DISEASE OF HATE? YOU KNOW IT IS DOCUMENTED THAT THAT YOUR LIFESPAN DECREASES DRAMATICALLY FROM LIVING A NASTY,MEAN AND JUST ALL AROUND NEGATIVE LIFE, WE COULD ONLY HOPE HUH??? AND BY SEEING YOUR USAGE OF "GOD" AND "FAG" AND CONSIDERING A PERSON'S DEATH AS A "BLESSING" WHICH LEADS US TO BELIEVE YOU ARE NOT ONLY UNEDUCATED YOU ARE A HATE MONGER AS WELL. I ONLY HOPE YOU CAN FIND SOME KIND OF PEACE WITHIN YOUR TORTURED SHELL OF EXISTENCE BEFORE YOU YOURSELF HAVE TO COME TO MEET WITH YOUR MAKER AND FIND THE GATES LOCKED!!

You know NOTHING of God

NEITHER DO YOU You think GOD wants you SPEWING your black hate like that. You think GOD wants that shit for you...NO BABY thats SATANS WORK...Alive and Well...ALL UP IN YOUR GREAZY ass...Youre not going to heaven kid...just to a firery one

If you stand behind that statement, please attach your full name.

?????????????

Typical Christian closet case. Come out of the closet, enjoy life, and be happy!!!!

In a clinical study they proved that the more homophobic the messed up, like you, are, the more aroused and quicker when exposed to gay porn. That begs the question; why is such a big strong manly man like yourself reading a gay magazine carefully enough to write a poison letter to an obit?

looking for some eye candy, hypocrite much?

So how long have you been sucking cocks down at the truck stop you loathsome piece of shit?

Studies show that most homophobes are in fact on the downlow with their own sexuality. As the person before me stated if "fags" are so disgusting Why are you trolling a "fag" site. Birds of a feather??? Yeah you can try spew insults but that won't change the fact that YOU are displaying homosexual tendencies. If you have a problem with the LGBTQ lifestyle then there's a simple solution... Stay away from people who practice the LGBTQ lifestyle because trust and believe they will not seek out a mind as small as yours. Get a life anyone who has one doesn't troll the internet looking to pick a fight.

Not homophobic. Just God fearing. God HATES fags. That is a FACT. I love you more than anyone else can claim because I'm telling you that you're going to burn in Hell.

#FagsCantRepent #FagsDieGodLaughs 

"The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming."   You're going to Hell, fag.

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. 

Oh hey! Look! The Bible's stance on judging others!

Matthew 7:1-5 ESV / 109 helpful votes

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.

Luke 6:37 ESV / 103 helpful votes

“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven;

James 4:11-12 ESV / 58 helpful votes

Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?

John 7:24 ESV / 52 helpful votes

Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.”

Matthew 7:1 ESV / 48 helpful votes

“Judge not, that you be not judged.

Romans 2:1-3 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God?

Matthew 7:2 ESV / 28 helpful votes

For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.

Matthew 7:1-2 ESV / 25 helpful votes

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.

1 John 4:1 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.

Romans 16:17-18 ESV / 24 helpful votes

I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.

John 3:17 ESV / 23 helpful votes

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

James 4:11 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge.

Colossians 2:8 ESV / 16 helpful votes

See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.

1 Corinthians 2:15 ESV / 15 helpful votes

The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one.

Galatians 6:1 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.

Romans 2:3 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God?

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

1 Corinthians 5:1-13 ESV / 9 helpful votes

It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father's wife. And you are arrogant! Ought you not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you. For though absent in body, I am present in spirit; and as if present, I have already pronounced judgment on the one who did such a thing. When you are assembled in the name of the Lord Jesus and my spirit is present, with the power of our Lord Jesus, you are to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord.

Matthew 1:1-25 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Ram, and Ram the father of Amminadab, and Amminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon, and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse,

1 Corinthians 5:12 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge?

Galatians 2:11 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned.

Matthew 7:3-5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.

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Revelation 2:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false.

That is an amazing and wise and researched come back! One that most would never take the time to do......fantastic work....much Applause!!

I see the members of Westboro Baptist Church is out in full force in this comment section.

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!

The most GLAMOUROUS AngeL in the SKY!

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.

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!

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 .

Troublemaker, you know that's a blatant lie

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

no.

Moron.

Wow it can't get any lower than this.

Forget the psychic, you need a psychologist.

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

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!!

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.

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

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

Wow. Too sad.

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

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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