‘Road Rules: Latin America’ Star Brian Lancaster Found Dead At 43

Road Rules star Brian Lancaster has died at the age of 43.

Brian, who starred on ‘Road Rules: Latin America’ in 1999, was reportedly found dead in his home last week, according to TMZ. The family of the former MTV reality star told TMZ that Brian has a history of arrhythmia and that his death was likely due to heart failure. It was not due to alcohol or drugs, the family added.

Brian appeared on the seventh season of ‘Road Rules,’ alongside Abe IngersollHolly ShandJosh FlorenceSarah Martinez and Gladys Sanabria. He was 23 when he filmed the show, and after completing 13 missions, ended up winning the season’s “Handsome Reward,” which was a new VW Beetle.

A 1999 story in Philadelphia’s The Inquirer reports that Brian ended up on ‘Road Rules’ after producer Mary-Ellis Bunim discovered him waiting tables at a Chinese restaurant. He reportedly told the newspaper that getting cast on ‘Road Rules’ was “pretty much like winning the lottery.”

Brian did not follow up his ‘Road Rules’ career by appearing on The Challenge. Instead, he pursued higher education, graduating from the University of Colorado Boulder with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Public Relations and Advertising. He later obtained a Master’s degree in Elementary Education from Eastern University, according to his obituary.

He was engaged at the time of his death.

Relive the magic of ‘Road Rules’ by watching this clip of Brian on the show in 1999.


  1. I love Road Rules, infact it’s the only reason I watch the Challenge, even though there’s not much alumni left. I feel so bad for his family, he had so much going for him to be cut so short. We will miss you Brian 🙁

  2. My heart goes out to his family and friends. I can’t imagine what they are going though. Love and positive thoughts sent. Not sure of your your religious beliefs but, I’ll send prayers from mine. I hope you find comfort during this difficult time.

  3. I totally remember that chihuahua episode! And they go to keep the one chihuahua and took him on every trip with them….This is so sad though, he was so young.

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