Co-Stars React to Death of ‘Are You The One?’ Season 6 Star Alexis Eddy; Grandmother Blames Alexis’ Reality TV Past for Her Death

Alexis Eddy, who starred on on Season 6 of MTV’s Are You The One? was found dead in her home state of West Virginia on Thursday morning, according to TMZ. Since the news of Alexis’ death broke, her ‘Are You The One?’ and MTV co-stars have been paying tribute to the 23-year-old on social media. 

While details of Alexis’ untimely death are still vague, law enforcement reportedly told TMZ  that they received a call before 7 a.m. regarding a woman who was in cardiac arrest. No foul play is suspected, however, authorities are still waiting on a toxicology report to determine the cause of death.

On Friday, Radar Online reported that Alexis’ grandmother, Carol Efaw, stated that Alexis’ death was caused by a drug overdose. She also claimed that Alexis’ reality TV past was partially to blame for her addiction issues.

“My son and daughter-in-law are devastated,” Carol told the site. “Alexis was a lost soul. Those shows mess up kids.”

Prior to her passing, Alexis was known for being very open on social about her struggles with substance abuse, revealing in September that both she and her father were clean and sober–something she proudly shared by posting side-by-side photos of the two that showed their physical transformation.

“Guuuuuys look at this pic of me n my daddio finally sober together … pic on the right was two years ago… what a difference. So very blessed today. #RecoveryRocks” 

That same week Alexis had shared a photo on Instagram in front of the Community Recovery Center, telling her followers that she was “grateful to be clean and sober.” 

Alexis’s reportedly returned home to her mom’s house Wednesday night around 11 p.m. and seemed to be fine. She was found by another family member and believed to have still been sober. 

“It was an OD,” Alexis’ grandmother told Radar Online. “She caught a hold of it again. She is not hurting anymore at least.”

The news of Alexis’s passing brought in many tributes from her ‘AYTO’ co-stars, including Ethan “E Money” Cohen, who revealed on Twitter that he had just spoken to Alexis the day before. 

“Literally talked to Alexis yesterday about how much better her life is sober,” he wrote. “Just don’t even know how to feel right now. Can’t believe we’ll never have another heart to heart convo.” 

Kareem Fathalla, also of Season 6, tweeted, “This s**t got me f**ked up mann, life is so short.” 
Jada Allen, another Season 6 cast member, posted a photo to her Instagram Story along with a message dedicated to her friend.

“My heart is breaking knowing that we lost a beautiful soul,” she wrote. “Alexis you are definitely one of a kind and I can’t believe you’re gone. I’m sending love and prayers to you and your family.”  

Anthony Martin, who ended up being Alexis’ “perfect match” on ‘AYTO’ shared his condolences online as well. 

“Woke up to some horrible news,” Anthony posted on Instagram, along with a photo of himself and Alexis. “Still can’t believe that you are gone. We had just talked a week ago and I never in my life thought it would be our last conversation. You were such a passionate, humble, outgoing, loving person and it was such an honor to have met you and to be able to call you a friend. I love you so much Alexis and you will forever be missed. R.I.P PM.” 

Both MTV and Lighthearted Entertainment— the production company behind ‘Are You The One?’— released statements regarding Alexis’ death.

“MTV is deeply saddened to hear about the tragic loss of Alexis Eddy,” an MTV spokesperson said in a statement released Thursday. “Our hearts go out to her family and friends during this difficult time.”

“Lighthearted Entertainment and the whole ‘Are You The One?’ family is devastated by the news that our girl, Alexis Eddy has passed away,” the company posted on its social media accounts. “She could brighten any room and make the saddest of souls laugh out loud. She will be our Perfect Match forever.”

(Photos: MTV, Twitter, Instagram) 

7 Responses

  1. While you can not blame reality tv for this girl’s addiction, I do think that it certainly doesn’t help. I agree with Grandma when she says these shows mess young people up. They get a certain amount of “fame” and money and their lives revolve around social media. Just look at the TM franchise and all the bs that the cast members have been involved with concerning social media. They get into “beefs” with strangers, become obsessed with posting pictures of themselves, talking about where they are, what they have, what they are doing, that’s bound to inflate one’s ego and once it’s gone, it can be a big let down. There are so many reality tv people that have no idea what to do with themselves in the real world, I wouldn’t wish that fate on any one (I’m looking at you Jenelle and Amber).

    1. First I thought it was a suicide. (She might still “accidentally” taken too much drugs, she knew what amount can kill her) Reality TV really isn’t a place for people suffering from addiction or mental health issues, just remember Knight and Joey Kovar from Real World. Apparently both relapsed and that’s how they died.

  2. I don’t think a single season of a reality TV is responsible for that poor girl’s addiction issues. Her father is also an addict and he wasn’t on TV. Some people are prone to become addicts and families have a lot to do with that. Maybe her grandmother should reflect about why her son and her granddaughter are addicts instead of putting blame on a TV show.

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