The VH1 star and member of rap group Stallionaires died Friday from colon cancer, after he was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer in 2013, according to TMZ. Real's brother, Kamal "Chance" Givens told the site the reality star's condition got worse after he took a fall in January, and was bedridden ever since.
Real first started felling sick in January 2013, and after getting misdiagnosed several times, he checked himself into a hospital in March 2013 and the doctor who delivered the news came in crying. "I have bad news to tell you. You have cancer. You have stage four colon cancer."
She was too emotional to finish and ended up sending in another doctor, who told him, "You don't have that much longer to live. You have about two weeks to live. I'm sorry, but there's nothing we can do for you." After that he just walked out. I couldn't believe it. It seemed like a dream.
After he was diagnosed, Real had surgery to remove all of the cancer that spread from his colon to his liver, according to The Urban Daily. He appeared to be beating the odds, but he soon found out that he had a brain tumor.
In spite of his prognosis, Real continued to stay positive. He documented his treatments and progress and shared inspirational messages with fans on social media. Last month, Real celebrated his 33rd birthday, posting a photo of himself in bed with his mother and grandmother cuddling him.
"Thank you everyone for all the birthday wishes.I haven't feeling [good] lately and here is a pic of mom and grandma hinging me in bed," he wrote. "I truly appreciate all the birthday wishes and your continued love and support.I'll keep you posted shortly.God bless and love you all."
Although his posts were limited in the last two months, six days before his passing, Real shared a photo of himself fist bumping his brother with the caption, "Love you to @stallionaireschance bro 4 Eva!" It was the last photo he posted.
Following the news of his death, Chance shared a touching tribute to his brother, writing on Instagram, "[Bye] to my favorite guy in this whole world be in peace we love you forever bro I'll see you one day soon we shall dance again in God's kindom forever and ever bro words can't describe my pain world pray for me!"
"R.I.P. Mahdi we love you forever I know your in a better place I just ask lord to give me the strength to survive this world with out you till we meet again your brother Kamal," he continued.
Real leaves behind his mother, grandmother, two other brothers, his wife of four years, Racquel Givens and their son.