At the age of 43years-old, former Road Rules star Brian Lancaster passed away on March 29, 2018. According to a statement made by Lancaster’s family to TMZ, the former reality star was found unresponsive in his home. To immediately quell any speculation of drugs or alcohol, the family stated that no substances were located within his home and that they believe his history of heart arrhythmia was the cause of death.
In 1999, Lancaster premiered on Road Rules: Latin America, describing himself at the time as a “jack of all trades.” According to the Road Rules alumni, he worked as a telecommunications project manage, a special education teacher, a bartender, and an advertising account manager before joining the cast of the seventh season of the MTV production. Lancaster was joined by 18-year-old Abe Ingersoll, 20-year-olds Gladys Sanabria and Holly Shand, and 21-year-olds Josh Florence and Sarah Martinez, who were all vying for the grand prize of $43,000. Road Rules: Latin America spanned 15 episodes and sent contestants on 13 different “missions.” While Lancaster didn’t win the grand prize, all participants went home with a “Handsome Reward”: a Volkswagen New Beetle.
Lancaster’s obituary stated that he was “A spiritual explorer, dreamy stargazer, inquisitive world traveler and barstool philosopher who enjoyed a good mind meld.” It went on to praise the late reality star, saying he “excelled at being a human being rather than a human doing,” was “constant in his soul and spirit,” and would “share possessions.”
Lancaster was engaged to Sarah J. Bell at the time of his death and is survived by his parents, Dennis and Carol Lancaster and his godparents, Ed Lancaster and Janice O’Hara. Though the Chester County Coroner’s office confirmed his death to US Weekly, the official cause of death has yet to be released and the suggestion of his arrhythmia is an unofficial diagnosis based on his medical history.